This is the philosophy of Mr. Henry Bartell Zachary.
He was the son of an Italian immigrant and went on to become a billionaire with diverse businesses, a philanthropist and established a hugely successful business venture.
Thought of sharing this very touching philosophy that encapsulated what it takes to become successful and above all a shade of humility and compassion that pitchforks a brazen capitalistic attitude into the realm of divinity.
“I do not choose to be a common man. It is my right to be uncommon if I can. I seek opportunity – not security. I will refuse to be a kept citizen, to be humbled and dulled by having my state and nation look after me. I want to dream and to build, to fail and to succeed - never to be numbered among those weak and timid souls who have known neither victory nor defeat. I know that happiness can come only from the inside through hard constructive work and sincere positive thinking. I know that the so called pleasures of the moment should not be confused with a state of happiness. I know that I can get a measure of inner satisfaction from any job if I intelligently plan and courageously execute it. I know that, if I put forth every iota of strength that I possess – physical, mental, spiritual – towards the accomplishment of a worth while task, ere I fall exhausted by the wayside, the Unseen Hand will reach out and pull me through. Yes, I want to live dangerously, plan my procedures on the basis of calculated risk, to resolve the problems of everyday living into a measure of inner peace. I know if I know to do all this, I will know how to live and, If I know how to live, I will know how to die.”
HENRY BARTELL ZACHRY
Sep. 27 1901 – Sep. 5