Every time I started learning about another remarkable person, I would get excited, but with the words “he died in his house”, or “her life came to an end” my enthusiasm was clouded by the fact that this person was no longer with us.
This got me thinking, why are 98% of biographies of successful people about people who passed away decades ago?
It almost seems that you have to be dead in order for your merits to be truly recognized.
But what about the many remarkable inspirational writers, spiritual leaders, accomplished scientists and highly successful businessmen of our time, who are facing the same challenges, opportunities and choices as we do every single day?
Would it not be better to learn how they got where they are, while being able to connect with them, to ask them for advice and to find out what they are doing to become even more successful?
I know that I owe many of my achievements to the guidance, support and wisdom of such people as Deepak Chopra, Leo Babauta, Eben Pagan, Randy Pausch, Anthony Robbins, Jack Canfield, Sri Chinmoy, Mirzakarim Norbekov, Steve Jobs, Scott Harrison and you, my readers, because YOU have inspired me to start this blog in the first place.
All that said, I have decided to dedicate a part of “Stories of successful people” category to some of the most inspirational heroes of our time as my way of saying “Thank you” for everything they are doing to help us improve our lives and make this world a happier place.
I am sure that you know people like this too. Who are they and why do you consider them truly successful?
Whose success story do you think would be worth writing about?