Winning People

by Gary Powell

Ayn RandThe people you meet on my site are on the whole more competent than lucky. In that regard, we can learn from them. There is little to learn from someone who was simply born to success or from someone who rolled everything they owned on a “hard-eight” and won! If you are not a legacy, are not royalty, have no trust fund, don’t vacation in Vegas and your uncle’s first name is not “Senator”, then this new category might soon become your favorite.

This Winning People category will help us learn from the stories of unique individuals in hopes of understanding the many components of a successful life. Here, I will take philosopher Ayn Rand’s advice and profile the careers of producers, songwriters, composers, performers, educators, artists, painters and business owners to enhance our knowledge and embolden our courage.

“Don’t work for my happiness, my brothers, show me yours… show me your achievement… and the knowledge will give me courage for mine.” – Ayn Rand

Winning People will examine individuals who have manufactured their own bootstraps, installed them and also pulled them up… all within the proximity of both allies and competitors. Here in Winning People, we will hopefully engage the wisdom and insight of others, who are already winning the life we would like to have ourselves.

One thought on “Winning People”

  1. Ahh, great new category! How about this quote from Ayn (whom I really admire and respect):

    “Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values. “

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