“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.” ― Abraham Lincoln
We’ll be back next week with Part Two of our Kiplinger’s expose. This week, we want to share another resource that inspired many attendees of The Summit for Prosperity Economics Advisors.
What does it take to succeed?
Are history’s “success stories” people who simply had more talent or luck than the next person? Research suggests not, in most cases. Perseverance, patience, practice, and pure grit are the hidden elements of most success stories, though too often they are the untold part of the success stories we see on TV.
Not coincidentally, perseverance is also a key factor in the many financial success stories that don’t make headline news. Stories of lottery winners and celebrities fill the airwaves, yet the majority of millionaires who took the “slow way” to wealth by earning, saving, and safely investing are ignored or even discounted as a valid way to build wealth.
The Long Game is a video essay designed by Adam Westbrook and originally released on Delve.TV that gives us valuable and entertaining history lessons while asking us to consider a fresh perspective on success. Brilliantly up-ending preconceptions we may have about people we now consider great artists, leaders, and inventors such as Leonardo DaVinci, The Long Game is a message that we desperately need to hear an this age of instant gratification and overnight success.
Give the video below a click – you’ll be very glad you did!
The Long Game, Part 1: Why Leonardo DaVinci was a Loser
We don’t want to keep you in suspense, so please proceed to the second half for “the rest of the story”! Continue reading