Why people are more important than possession and accomplishments?

A few weeks back I wrote a post called “Steve & the Apple Story” where I listed few negatives for Mr. Steve Jobs that I didn’t want my children to pick up. One of them being, Steve was so keen on placing highest importance for the tasks he wanted to accomplish that he never valued the people in his life especially the people with whom he worked with.

One of our readers shared his perspective on the post saying “There are few people who believe indulging in work and being obsessed about it is the only important thing in life” “A project manager’s vision is the culmination of the project successfully”.

Though I appreciate his view, in my opinion I still believe that people are more valuable than any possession or any other accomplishments.

At the end of the day, isn’t it the people in our life who add joy and fulfillment?

Who on earth while on his death bed would wish he had made more money or made greater products?

It is our loved ones who matter the most. Our family, friends & colleagues who remember us as a person who made a positive impact on their lives. True accomplishment is for our wife to say that her husband was the best life partner who loved and cherished her, our children to say that their father was one of the most inspiring persons who left an example for them to follow, our friends to say that we were the best buddy they ever met who stood with them through thick and thin and added value to their friendship, our colleagues /employees to say we were a great person to work with.

The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege. – Charles Kuralt

Steven Covey in his book “7 Habits of highly effective people” mentions one of the habit of highly effective people is that they “Begin with the end in mind”, imagine you are at your own funeral service and when your loved ones come ahead to speak about you, what would you like them say? That’s exactly what should motivate you to live a better life.

People in Family

“A man should never neglect his family for business.” – Walt Disney

Here’s a quote from a man I admire the most and it’s truly the most outstanding statement I must say. He had seen great success in his life but according to him our families are more important than any business.

People at Work

Employees who believe that management is concerned about them as a whole person – not just an employee – are more productive, more satisfied, more fulfilled. Satisfied employees mean satisfied customers, which leads to profitability. – Anne M. Mulcahy

Yes, I strongly agree with that too. It is important to appreciate, commend and encourage each other at work place not just to get the bet results but also get highly satisfied customers.

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. – Marcel Proust

Truly people are the real treasure that make our souls blossom and add value to life.

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