Napoleon Hill Foundation Ezine for September 30 2011
This week's Napoleon Hill Foundation ezine focuses on the desire for revenge. It is a part of the series about the ten basic motives that inspire all human action.
My amazing friend, Phil Taylor, is the guest columnist this week.
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Be Your Very Best Always,
Director the Napoleon Hill Foundation World Learning Center
By Phil R. Taylor
"Revenge is like a rolling stone, which, when a man hath forced up a hill, will return upon him with a greater violence, and break those bones whose sinews gave it motion." ~~Albert Schweitzer
If there is one emotion that is completely void of the essential quality of good sense, tolerance, accurate thought and wisdom, it is that emotion we call revenge. It quickly derails one from his definite chief aim, causes a loss of focus, drains one's vital positive energy and ultimately self sabotages one's own journey towards achievement.
On the final stretch of the 1979 Daytona 500, Cale Yarborough and Donnie Allison, jostled for the lead. To the hundred thousand spectators in the stands and the millions who watched on TV, it was clear that one of them for sure, either Yarborough or Allison, would secure the victory, and claim stockcar racing's biggest purse!
All at once the car in second place tried to pass car number one. This caused the first car to drift inside and force the challenger onto the infield grass, and go slightly out of control. What happened next was astounding! The offended driver pulled his car back onto the track, caught up with the leader, and forced him into the outside wall. Both vehicles came to a screeching halt. The two drivers jumped out and quickly got into a good old fashion fist fight. In the meantime, Richard Petty who was well behind in third place, cruised in to an easy win.
The point of this story is not to cast blame on who was right or who was wrong, - but vividly point out the senselessness, counterproductive, and damaging effects that the desire for revenge can bring to those who are consumed by it. At the end, it spells out a form of suicide, and no one who is caught up in the entanglement of revenge can win, no matter who is right and who is wrong.
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