Do You Have to Be Selfish to Be a BIGG Success?

sharingWe’re going to take a firm stand on this one. Our answer may surprise you.

Here it is. Are you ready?

Do you have to be selfish to be a BIGG success?

Yes and no.


BIGG success is life on your own terms. There are people who would prefer you live on their terms.

You can’t blame them, but it’s not up to them. It’s your life.

You and you alone own it. You can choose to rent it to others if you want.

But who is ever happy being the landlord of their life?

You know you won’t be. So yes, BIGG success is a selfish endeavor.


But only in a small way. For the most part, BIGG success is an unselfish undertaking.

You are the entrepreneur of a very special enterprise – your life. The most successful entrepreneurs solve a problem for other people.

You help yourself by helping other people. You create value for yourself by adding value in the lives of others.

The BIGG idea behind BIGG success is synergy. It’s about improving the lives of people exponentially. And you’re people too.

But it’s not a one-way street. It’s about an equal consideration of interests. It’s about the second great commandment – love our neighbor as yourself.

Don’t put yourself above others; don’t put others above yourself.

But think like an entrepreneur – put others first. Find a way to make their lives better than it could ever be without you.

When you do this, your life will be better than you ever could have imagined. Now that’s BIGG success!

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2 replies
  1. David Aaron Fendley
    David Aaron Fendley says:

    This is an incredibly timely prompt.

    This question truly does require a “yes and no” answer. As an idealist, in the past I have leaned way too hard on the “no” side of this answer. The problem with this is that you fail to respect yourself, your own time. When you do this, others no longer respect you either. This doesn’t occur out of malevolence but out of human nature.

    Just today, I began revisiting the “yes” side of the answer to this question. It has been a good reminder to respect yourself, respect your time, pay yourself first. If you fail to do these things, you burn time for others in a way that degrades the selfless part of being a BIGG success.


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