Success is not measured by money

Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 10, 2010

I’m sure that most people’s goal in life is to be successful. Success means different things to different people. To many, the only way to measure success is by what you accumulate materially — how much money you have.

In 1923, nine of the world’s most successful financiers met at Chicago’s Edgewater Beach Hotel. Financially, they literally “held the world by the tail.” Anything that money could buy was within their grasp. They were very rich. I’m sure many people envied them.

However, in 1948 — only 25 years later — this is what had happened:

One was bankrupt and lived

the last five years of his life on

borrowed money. Another died

penniless in a foreign land, a fugitive from justice. One was insane; another had just been released from Sing Sing prison. One was broke and died in another country. Another was

pardoned from prison so he could die at home — broke. Three committed suicide.

To be successful, a person must have four great loves in his or her life.

• Love of God

• Love of Family

• Love of Country

• Love of Work

Many books are written on how to succeed in life. The one book that will give you a blueprint for life is the Holy Bible. Within the Bible you will find the answers to all of life’s opportunities and problems. It contains all the principles found in any other book ever written about success and happiness.

Napoleon Bonaparte once said, “The Bible is no mere book, but a living creature with power that conquers all who oppose it.”

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