Everybody Is Screwed Up. Nobody Is Perfect.

Thought Catalog

The following is an excerpt of my upcoming book, Wisdom of Action.

Successful People ______

There are thousands of bloggers filling in that blank space every day.

Millions click the headline hoping for the answer. The one that was missing from the last hundred times they clicked the identical headline.

Successful people are humans. Meaning they do all the wrong things: they worry about competition, they abandon their children, they ignore the emotional needs of their spouses, they go insane, they procrastinate, they have negative thoughts, they waste money, they’re shortsighted, they’re everything you are and worse.

Read a couple biographies. Walt Disney chain-smoked, is rumored to have sympathized with Nazis, and was a terrible boss. Steve Jobs would tell an employee his idea was terrible and then present it as his own the next day. Warren Buffett drinks five Cherry Cokes a day, lived with another woman while married…

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