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May 15, 2014

The Price of Dreams

 The quest for success can be all-encompassing, but sometimes we get so caught up in the race that we don’t see the forest for the trees. At the end of the day, we’re all in the trenches digging the moat for that castle, but once you’ve succeeded the last thing you want to do is forget who and what made you…..

Oftentimes, people get blinded by the glitz and glory of materialism, and they forget who helped them when they were—at least by society’s standards— “nobody.” You see, the curtain of materialism can often serve as the worst gatekeeper to personal relationships, as it puts a barrier between us and what really matters in life: family and friends. When you start to obsess about what you don’t have, you usually take advantage of what you do have, and the people around you are the first on that list.

By all means, push for what you want out of life, but all things have a price, and you need to understand that nothing is steeper than the price of dreams. With that said, these dreams should not be misconstrued with the excess that comes with financial gain, and you should never trade in loyalty for royalty—because there’s nothing worse than a success story with no soul. In our pages, we have profiled some of the finest collections of cars, clothes, and properties that money can buy, but these should serve only as inspirational tools, rather than as definitions of those who own them.

The bottom line…sitting at the head of the table is only a privilege when those who sat with you in your living room when your table was a TV tray and your dinner was fast food are still by your side. Trust me, success is a dish best served with real friends, and if you’ve sacrificed them for the trappings of it, it will certainly taste bittersweet no matter how good you make it look.

John Jarasa

Read more: http://www.heavyhittersmag.com/issue-28-1707.html#ixzz31oZNVzOL