The road to success: What inspiration would you offer to young people aspiring to become our future leaders? The following words are some of those we have collected for publication in a book to be distributed at schools throughout the world. The proceeds will be donated to charity to fund scholarships for tomorrow’s leaders in need of financial support as they prepare to begin their career journey.
We believe you will enjoy the following thoughts and look forward to hearing yours.
One of the most important things you can do, regardless of where you are in life, is to make a difference in the world. Every one of us has a platform. It may be the job you have; it may be your role in your community or even in your family. It changes over time and looks different for every individual, but we all have one. Use your platform – however large or small – to make a difference. Speak up when a voice is needed. Reach out to those in need. Strive every day to be invaluable to others.
As you navigate through life, listen and be responsive to the world around you. Focus on others. Be open to different perspectives. Other people may have ideas and oftentimes you may have resources. Lives are forever changed and great things accomplished when you look for ways to make a difference. Whatever path your life takes, go where you can make a difference. Beth Brooke Global Vice Chair, Ernst & Young