Who are the people you consider most successful? Our list of the super successful includes Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Walt Disney, John Lennon, Oprah Winfrey. All of these people created enormous success not only for themselves but also for countless others in their immediate professional sphere. But that’s not all, through their actions and words and example they also made a difference in the world at large. Each of them is a person of value.
Don’t just make money make a difference
Elon Musk wants to help make the world a better place with electric vehicles. He wants to help humanity become a multi-planetary species.
As well as revolutionizing the home computing business, Bill Gates spends huge portions of his wealth on philanthropic projects.
Along with Mickey and every movie you loved as a kid and still love as an adult, Walt Disney is famous for saying, “If you can dream it, you can do it.” He and his creations have been the inspiration for countless dreams.
The focus of John Lennon’s music was always people and possibilities. “You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope some day you’ll join us and the world will be as one.”
Oprah Winfrey rose to success because of the strength of her personal, heart to heart interviews.. Rising from poverty to success, she has been ranked the greatest black philanthropist in America.
Drops in the ocean of humanity
To be clear, we did not choose these people, because of their contributions to society, but to illustrate the point, we are, all of us related. Individual drops in the ocean of humanity. When we strive to improve things, not just for ourselves but for others, we also end up improving things for ourselves along the way. Much more so than had we only concentrated on ourselves all along.
You don’t have to change the world, just your particular corner of it
Most of us don’t have the ability to impact the whole world. But each of us can absolutely help those in our immediate vicinity. By striving to become a person of value, we also in the process, become a person of success.