31 Rules Of Success: Rule #25. Don’t Be Blindfolded By Greed.
Many individuals think greed is mostly found among certain professions, but this is not the absolute truth. It is also not the preserve of children but it’s a vice that cuts across gender of all ages. Greed simply means a strong desire to acquire anything more than what is needed or required at any given time. It also means insatiable appetite to obtain what is lawfully not yours at the expense of others by denying them their legitimate rights. It is the reason why some persons abuse their offices and use the privileges their position offers to appropriate resources for themselves without recourse to established rules and regulations.
Greed blindfolds, corrupt good thinking and denies other individuals what is right and fair. The jostle for wealth, power and success has influenced greedy dispositions and have removed the sense of accountability and fairness from many leaders. Most business leaders have believed that success is a matter of acquisitions and they justify their behavior by saying that in business everything is fair.
A greedy person thinks of themselves first and believes that in any transaction, the first person to get paid is him or her. A greedy person does not believe in doing good to others without a reward. They believe in something for something or many times everything for something. Greed is a blight that afflicts the souls of every man, but some are greater sufferers because they made their souls to become slaves to money and material needs.
Leaders are driven by love, greed and fear but greed is the ground reason that drives nearly all their actions. They want to gain things beyond the reach of others, and they want to gain visibility and acceptance as successful individuals. Greed is the driving force behind the quest for excessive capital gain, profit and the need to drive out other competitors from the business landscape.
Greed and ambition are both desires to acquire a thing, but the difference is based on their application. While greed revels in misdirection of the illegal possession of the abundance of money, materials or wealth for one’s use, ambition on the contrary is the possession of wealth for the betterment of self, family, society and the less privilege albeit through legal means.Join Our Social Media Community