In other words do I worry about doing something that could let down people who depend on me for advice, help or friendship.
We discussed the topic at length. And as we did I reflected on trips to Cleveland, Toronto and Rochester as a teenager to gather autographs from Major League Baseball players.
Frequently many beautiful woman, not married to the players, would wait outside of locker rooms
or in hotel lobbies in order to be with married baseball players.
It made a lasting impression on my young mind.
Baseball players with fame and money would let down their wives and family to
obtain more pleasure and false happiness.
Unfortunately this let down happens in other sports and in other contexts.
Sports stars and others try to selfishly please themselves at the expense of their families.
So how does someone who wants to be financially successful avoid letting down those he/she loves?
Focus on the real majors. Focus on how you can use your means to love and be with your family and you won't let them down. Less focus on self and more focus on the real major sources of lasting happiness.
All the money in the world doesn't mean a thing when morals and values are compromised by greed or lust.
Some major league players like Dale Murphy illustrated true greatness by not only succeeding on the field but by developing true integrity. Although Murphy was a perennial All-star he may be best known for his desire to stay true to his family. He avoided hugging other women even for pictures and accepted interviews only when fully clothed. He was able to use his money to buy dinner for teammates and to support a family and marriage that has continued, with no let down, for over 30 years.
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