As well as being a brilliant scientist, Albert Einstein also had deep wisdom and insight. Since I’m currently in holiday mode, I’ll post a few of his comments over the next few days.
Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.
It seems to me that to be a man (or woman) of value is all about where we focus. For success we focus on gaining something (money, fame, popularity) ourselves; to be of value we offer ourselves to give something to others.
The rhetoric is relatively easy; the practice is somewhat more demanding.