Don’t wait until you are lonely at the top of the world

At The Top

At the top of the tallest building in the world
Sat the saddest man in the world
And inside the man
Was the loneliest heart in the world
And inside the heart
Was the deepest pit in the world

And at the bottom of the pit
Was the blackest mud in the world
And in the mud lay the lightest, loveliest, tenderist,
Most beautiful, happy angel in the universe

By Michael Leunig
http://www.leunig.com.au/

I read this poem and it made me think of those people who work all their lives to get to the top office, or the biggest salary, or the best title, or the most direct reports. They may end up rich and powerful, but is this success? Is this happiness?

Find your angel at the bottom of the pit, and follow it to your dreams. Start now.
Don’t wait until you are lonely at the top of the world.  

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