The Pursuit of a Dream Forces You to Become Your Very Best


Tom Corley boats - cropMy father, who at one time was worth millions of dollars, once told me:

“When I was rich and successful, everyone thought I was a genius.”

Success makes people think you are smart.

The interesting thing is, they’re right. Those who succeed become very knowledgable by virtue of the continuous growth that accompanies the pursuit of a dream.

But it’s not the realization of the dream, the success and the wealth that follows, that makes you a genius – it’s the pursuit.

You grow into the person you need to become in order to realize success.

Wealth is merely a derivative of success. Success is a byproduct of growth. Growth results from pursing a dream.

That pursuit forces dreamers to experiment with new and different ideas, accumulate new and different information, create new and different processes and seek out new and different opinions.

Anything new and different leads to growth. Growth leads to success and success leads to wealth.

The pursuit of a dream changes you forever. It unleashes the greatness deep inside of you, making you better.

Growth, you see, is the ultimate reward of success. Not wealth.

Wealth can come and go, if you are not diligent in preserving it or possess poor money habits.

But the learning that results from the pursuit of a dream, sticks forever. And it is that learning, or growth, that enables the recreation of wealth, over and over again.

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Thomas C. Corley About Thomas C. Corley

Tom Corley is a bestselling author, speaker, and media contributor for Business Insider, CNBC and a few other national media outlets.

His Rich Habits research has been read, viewed or heard by over 50 million people in 25 countries around the world.

Besides being an author, Tom is also a CPA, CFP, holds a master’s degree in taxation and is President of Cerefice and Company, a CPA firm in New Jersey.
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  1. Christine Esser says:

    Great article. But please spellcheck it. I think you meant to write “pursue.” (I write fast and find typos all the time too. I hope you don’t mind me pointing it out. I wanted to share the article but thought better of it because of the typo.)

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