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Memoirs of a Financial Warrior – About Success

By : Ziad K Abdelnour| 6 November 2019
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I have frequently been asked the question over the years as to how I measure success

To be brutally honest, I measure success by the impact you leave on this world in terms of how much wealth you’ve contributed creating, how many people have you helped educate, inspire, assisted in accomplishing their goals, and contributed to their overall wellbeing.

But one thing you should always keep in mind…

Don’t aim at success. The more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side effect of one’s personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one’s surrender to a person other than oneself.

Happiness must happen, and the same holds for success: you must let it happen by not caring about it. Just listen to what your conscience commands you to do and go on to carry it out to the best of your knowledge. Then you will live to see that in the long-run success will follow you precisely because you had forgotten to think about it.

No matter how old you are now. You are never too young or too old for success or going after what you want.

One can be “rich” in plenty of ways above & beyond money and equating self-worth to net worth is an invitation to shallow misery.

Money frankly for me is just freedom and security…. And success is not how high you have climbed, but how you make a positive difference to the world.

There is one major cause I strongly believe in and which I push for every day in my road to continued success and it is the “democratization of capital” worldwide.

Just as it has in the United States, the worldwide democratization of capital will democratize industrial assets and produce an explosion of job creation. But the capital revolution, which so changed America in the last third of the 20th century, is only the prelude to the other two major revolutions of the 21st century — the worldwide democratization of health care and of knowledge.

These three revolutions, each aided by emerging technology, provide hope that the 21st century will be able to avoid the terrible conflicts of the past hundred years and become a new Age of Enlightenment.

I want to be an intricate part of it all. This is my definition of ultimate success.

 

By: Ziad K Abdelnour

Ziad Abdelnour is also the author of the best selling book Economic Warfare: Secrets of Wealth Creation in the Age of Welfare Politics (Wiley, 2011) and of the upcoming book  Startup Saboteurs: How Incompetence, Ego, and Small Thinking Prevent True Wealth Creation coming out in May 2020.

Mr. Abdelnour continues to be featured in hundreds of media channels and publications every year and is widely seen as one of the top business leaders by millions around the world.

He was also featured as one of the 500 Most Influential CEOs in the World.

 

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