“It is amazing how much you can accomplish when it doesn’t matter who gets the credit.”
I don’t know who is responsible for this quote. Some say Abraham Lincoln, others refer to a similar quote made by Ronald Reagan, and still others attribute it to some guy named “anonymous”.
This quote was brought to my attention this week when some very dear friends took time to honor me for work I had done with Boy Scouts. When I look back on the good things I’ve accomplished in life, this statement does ring true. I’ve accomplished most when I focused on the goal and not worried about what I would profit in the end.
Unfortunately, more and more I find the primary motivator for people is just the opposite. I’ve certainly seen it exhibited by many in all walks of life. Here’s to those who don’t operate that way.