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How to Succeed, What Are You Willing to Trade? (Part II)

Proverbs 14:23, “In all labor there is a profit: but the talk of lips tends only to penury.” In other words, hard work brings a profit. You must be willing to give up what you have now to make it to the next level. As you climb higher and higher on the “ladder of success”, you cannot refuse to give up what you have accumulated, in order, to gain something better. This is the main reason why people make it mid-way up the ladder of their potential and stop.

To have true success in life you have to be willing to give up certain things. You must be willing to trade the following:

  • Trade what’s acceptable for what’s excellent. Customers or clients do not pay for average. They buy things that are excellent and worth paying for. Whatever business you are in, do your best or don’t do it at all. In order to be the best and shine, you must be willing to “burn the midnight oil”.
  • Trade the first half for the second half. The first half of your life should be where you prepare for the success that will come in the second half of your life. As you grow, you should gain more wisdom and understanding of the “true meaning of success”. As you grow older, you should grow from wanting success to wanting significance. Don’t just leave a will, you want to leave a legacy. Create and do things that will still have significance when you die.
  • Trade your work for God for your walk with God. You should want to have a close a relationship with God compared to valuable work. Always maintain a close relationship with God and see what happens.


Donya Zimmerman is a business consultant, mediator, and legal professional with over ten years of experience.  She is owner of Family & Community Mediation and Business Consulting (FACMBC) based in Baltimore, Maryland and has been in business since 2013. Services provided by FACMBC:  Mediation and Conflict Resolution Services; Business Registration Assistance (Limited Liability Company, Corporation, S-Corp, Limited Liability Partnership, etc.); Business Plan Drafting Assistance; Business Certification Assistance (MBE, WOSB, 8A, 501(c) (3), Hub Zone, etc.); and Business Organization Assistance. She is also a contributing writer to the Maryland Daily Examiner Newspaper. Contact information:;;;;



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