Jerry Porras

A Quote by Jerry Porras on success, balance, and life

Enduringly successful people, many of whom live a life that’s a gift to the world, don’t raise balance as a major issue—not because they had it masterfully handled, but because they were all busy doing what mattered to them.

Jerry Porras

Source: Success Built to Last: Creating a Life that Matters, Pages: 54

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A Quote by Jerry Porras on success, fame, wealth, and power

Builders insist that success may never come without a compelling personal commitment to something you care about and would be willing to do with or without counting on wealth, fame, power, or public acceptance as an outcome.

Jerry Porras

Source: Success Built to Last: Creating a Life that Matters, Pages: 21

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A Quote by Jerry Porras on success, fulfillment, and relationships

For Builders, the real definition of success is a life and work that brings personal fulfillment and lasting relationships and makes a difference in the world in which they live.

Jerry Porras

Source: Success Built to Last: Creating a Life that Matters, Pages: 19

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A Quote by Jerry Porras on success, resiliency, and challenges

Extraordinary individuals take one step back and two steps forward with most every challenge—and sometimes two steps back to one step forward. They harvest useful lessons and knowledge from what doesn’t work, and they display a remarkable resiliency; and ability to bounce back from adversity.

Jerry Porras

Source: Success Built to Last: Creating a Life that Matters, Pages: 9

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A Quote by Jerry Porras on success and feedback

Builders think of success and failure as feedback. They don’t judge either as a complete win or loss.

Jerry Porras

Source: Success Built to Last: Creating a Life that Matters, Pages: 137

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A Quote by Jerry Porras on success, organizations, and individuals

Success in the long run has less to do with finding the best idea, organizational structure, or business model for an enterprise, than with discovering what matters to us as individuals.

Jerry Porras

Source: Success Built to Last: Creating a Life that Matters, Pages: 4

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A Quote by Jerry Porras on journey, success, and planning

For most Builders, the journey is like shooting for the moon and instead hitting Mars—perhaps a better, but different outcome than envisioned. Builders are the first to admit (at least, in private) that planning works, but as the adage goes, the plan itself, rarely does.

Jerry Porras

Source: Success Built to Last: Creating a Life that Matters, Pages: 173-174

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A Quote by Jerry Porras on meaning and success

The thing that matters is meaning! It drives everything. Builders align their attention to the things that matter to them, and they know a lot about that stuff.

Jerry Porras

Source: Success Built to Last: Creating a Life that Matters, Pages: 207

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