Achievement doesn’t come from what we do

Another great quote from Marianne Williamson’s “A Return to Love”:

Achievement doesn’t come from what we do, but from who we are. Our worldly power results from our personal power. Our career is an extension of our personality.

People who profoundly achieve aren’t necessarily people who do so much; they’re people around whom things get done. Mahatma Gandhi and President Kennedy were both examples of this. Their greatest achievements lay in all the energy they stirred in other people, the invisible forces they unleashed around them. By touching their own depths, they touched the depths within others.

I’d definitely add Steve Jobs to that list.