Significance Paper

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The Art of Significance – A Book Report
Brandon Heimericks
Webster University

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What is Significance? Significance can only be defined when compared with a very similar, and often mistaken for word like success. The author defines the difference between the two as, “success is getting what you want and finding happiness on a superficial level. Success is achieving goals-without having much purpose behind those goals. Success is crating the life you want-but leaving no legacy and making no difference in the grand scheme of things. Significance is a higher state of happiness and fulfillment beyond the merely successful. Attaining significance means becoming aware of your purpose and working hard to bring that out in
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What is Significance? Significance can only be defined when compared with a very similar, and often mistaken for word like success. The author defines the difference between the two as, “success is getting what you want and finding happiness on a superficial level. Success is achieving goals-without having much purpose behind those goals. Success is crating the life you want-but leaving no legacy and making no difference in the grand scheme of things. Significance is a higher state of happiness and fulfillment beyond the merely successful. Attaining significance means becoming aware of your purpose and working hard to bring that out in the world.” (Clark, p.4, 2013) When we think of the difference between the two, and we want to use real life examples to bring this to life, the author explains this in real world terms that we can understand. When using a doctor as an example, “significance is the difference between your average physician who has succeeded academically and graduated from a recognized medical school, and that rare doctor who travels to a developing country, and performs cleft lip/cleft palate surgery on children, seeking no money, recognition or glory.” (Clark, p.5, 2013) But, realistically we can infer that significance is much more than about the present. Instead, significance is about what legacy we choose to leave on this earth. Regardless of whom we choose to leave a significant and

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