A Quote By B.C. Forbes About Contributing Not Just Accumulating

“Success is finding, or making, that position which enables you to Contribute to the world the very greatest services of which you are capable… Success consists of Being and Doing, not simply accumulating.” – B.C. Forbes


Lives of great men all remind us, 

We can make our lives sublime.

And, departing, leave behind us

Footprints on the sands of time.

We can find inspiration for success almost anywhere… This phrase from 19th century poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is just one simple example of how what we do individually has the potential to affect our collective humanity…

A great question for each of us to consider is “What can we “Do” to make a real difference in the world?” An even better question to ask for the purpose of clarity is “What contribution can I and only I make to improve the world just a little bit?” Knowing the very greatest services of which we are capable can be a real struggle for some to discover…

All answers lie in the questions we ask both of ourselves and our place in the world. How do we find or make the position which enables us to contribute the greatest service of which we are capable? The Ancient Greek aphorism “know thyself” is a great place to start. Understanding and acknowledging our strengths and our skills will give us the best chance to make the most impact in the shortest amount of time.

What do you already do really well? Are you a natural leader? Does creativity come easily for you? Maybe you are a great organizer… Do you manage projects well? How about teaching? Perhaps communication is your gift… Whatever it is you already do well, build on the foundation you have already established. Make a commitment to become the very best you are capable of, to render the highest level of service you can, then focus on Being and Doing, and Success is all but guaranteed!


Author: Bobby Kountz

Bobby Kountz is a former Oncology Nurse, a seasoned Oncology Sales Professional, and Personal Development Enthusiast. He is also an Inspirational Writer, Professional Speaker, Personal Development and Career Transition Coach, Dedicated Community Volunteer, Social Equality Activist, Mental Health Activist, and Loving Father and Husband.


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