Dan Ward on making a difference

I’ve known Dan Ward for awhile, exchanged emails, subscribed to his blog, pondered the Simplicity Cycle, and come to appreciate the Bloomer Sisters.

I have not, however, read his first book, The Radical Elements of Radical Success. That condition may soon change.

The following excerpt from the book, which Dan shared recently, shows that he takes the refreshing approach of judging success not from the perspective of the individual, but by how much of a difference someone makes.

The problem with most “success books” is their focus on success. Ultimately, that translates to a focus on the self. Too many books are all about what you can achieve, what you can do and what you can be. They are all about you, and that is off by exactly 180 degrees. No wonder most of them are so little help.

How can you make a difference in the world if your eyes are glued inward? How can you do meaningful things if you are your own most meaningful thing? We need to put down the mirror and look out at the world around us.

When you are trying to be a success, the emphasis is on you. When you try to make a difference, the emphasis is on the difference made, and that makes all the difference.

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One Response to Dan Ward on making a difference

  1. Dan says:

    Hey, thanks so much! Glad to hear it resonated – I appreciate your spreading the word!

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