They can knock you down, but they can’t keep you down. It never ceases to amaze me how fast people will climb over someone to get ahead. What is it about being important that makes people behave in a way that puts others down? I refuse to sacrifice myself, my morals, and my time to become someone who is considered “more important”. The lure of power and money seems to cause the decline in friendships and values. While most people would love to have the ability to make more money, people should also do more to earn it.
Refusing to subscribe to the principles of the people who have bullied their way to the top will create pride and honor in oneself. Staying behind to lend a hand to those who have been walked upon, creates friendships and allies–the people who have your back and lend a hand, if needed. The top floor has its privileges, glamour, riches, and perks. The lower floors have integrity, grit, and true spirit. The higher the building, the deeper the foundation….
A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.
The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty.