My own story is not that of a self made woman or a rags to riches one. Either is it that of a wispy or wishful thinking. I am because of the people I have met along my life.
I have been a recipient of a tremendous amount of support in my academic and professional career and believe in hiding back :Because therein lies the joy.
And now I resonate with this strong conviction that, "The most selfish thing you can do in this world is to help someone else. That is where the joy is. That is where the success is- in helping others."
A one time success does not suffice. Maintaining the success is the real deal. How do you go about it? Basically by studying and learning about the people who've succeed and maintained the success. Listen to what Denzel Washington said. Its deep! You can only continue thriving if you help others thrive along.
Because the most selfish thing you can do is to help someone else.
Make it your business to help others succeed.