Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Secrets to Success

I had the opportunity yesterday to hear from the Chief Information Officer of Wal-Mart, Rollin Ford. He came to Toccoa Falls College, the college where his parents met and a number of his extended family attended or currently attends, and spoke to the students in chapel. What an opportunity to hear from someone who works with one of the top corporations in the United States and across the globe.

Rollin spoke on three characteristics needed to be successful in life:
  1. Trust - something to be earned from everyone who you come in contact with
  2. Relationships - each person in your life has been divinely placed there for your betterment; learn to value them all
  3. Accountability - learn to keep close counsel and not shy away from tough questions; all a person has is their integrity.
I found this discussion to be refreshing. It's good to hear from someone who has been given a huge responsibility that the need for accountability and relationships to be two of the most important keys to success.

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