Are successful people really selfish?
This week's question from my portal “The Neagle Code: Directions
for Life” comes from Alex.
I have been passionate about building my business. I invest, I work hard, and do my best to provide for my family. I feel I’m generous with money, and yet I still overhear people in my inner circle calling me selfish.
I feel stuck between a rock and a hard place. Am I really selfish to want to build a successful business?
The short answer is:
No, you’re not selfish.
Let me explain.
The definition of selfish is to force others to live the life you want to live. Unless you’re taking away someone else’s right to choose, you’re not being selfish by building your own business.
What’s really happening is this:
When you change and grow, you force the people in your life to adapt to your changes. Your growth highlights where they are not growing and makes them very uncomfortable.
This in turn translates to one of two things.
Either they support your growth.
They don’t support your growth.
It sounds like the people in your life who are calling you selfish are uncomfortable with your growth and passion.
You may want to re-evaluate your relationship with them, accept them for who THEY are, and make a choice based on what you want for your life.
It’s not a myth that you are a product of the 5 closest people in your life.
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It took me a long time to realize how I was stunting myself by staying with poor hardworking people. And I was repelled by wealth and success. David, your course Miracle of Money was key to my flushing away that nonsense.
That’s great Nitsan. Flush it away and realize that wealth and success is never, ever a bad thing. Embrace this new found awareness and never look back. I appreciate the comment.