A failure can be a learning lesson for achieving something more significant later in life. Until we get there, let's keep practicing to get it right.
Significance means a relentless pursuit of helping others to find success and creating success for ourselves in the process.
By Kim Otterstetter
Faculty Member, Management at American Public University
We have to play an active role in developing ourselves to reach our full potential. We all know leaders who are accomplished professionals yet still take on other roles. What is it that pushes them to aspire to be more when they are already successful? Often it is a mentor, either formal or informal, that is helping to guide them.
Only you determine if you’re “selling out” or not; no one else can determine that for you. I believe the better word to use is “serving” — when you are giving your resources to the world in ways that are valuable and supportive to others.