If You Want To Be Successful, Learn How To Steal

Posted by on Dec 17, 2011 in Business, Career, Education | 79 Comments

Stealing is not bad as long as you steal the right things.  [Tweet this]

If you steal things, they will last until they are used up.  [Tweet this]

If you steal money, it will last until you spend it all.  [Tweet this]

If you steal power, one day you will lose it. [Tweet this]

If you steal fame, one day it will fade.  [Tweet this]

If you steal people, they will last until someone else steals their hearts.  [Tweet this]

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If you steal knowledge, it will be with you until your last breath. [Tweet this]

“If I read a book that cost me $20 and I get one good idea, I’ve gotten one of the greatest bargains of all time.” ~ Tom Peters  [Tweet this]

We are too busy trying to steal things that we cannot keep, and forgetting about knowledge. Instead of trying to steal someone’s success, learn how they built it. Steal their knowledge and build your own. If you didn’t build something, it is never yours.

  • Instead of being jealous => Ask people how they did it.
  • Instead of killing yourself for doing something wrong =>  Ask people what you did wrong and fix it.
  • Instead of talking about yourself => Ask people questions about their lives, their success.
  • Instead of complaining about  wasting time waiting for something => Open an ebook app and read.
  • Instead of stealing the wrong thing => Steal knowledge.
The difference between where you are today and where you’ll be five years from now will be found in the quality of books you’ve read ~  Jim Rohn  [Tweet this]

Wealth, power, fame will fade; only knowledge will remain with you.  [Tweet this] Most people are willing to share it, why don’t steal something that people do not mind.

Keep stealing…keep stealing knowledge…

It is your turn: Have you ever stolen knowledge?

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CamMi Pham (@cammipham) is a digital marketer by day, blogger by night She is a vintage-a-holic, tea drinker and shoe lover.
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  • Akapellomusic

    @cammipham that’s funny

  • cammipham

    @LindsayFultz thanks how are you dear

  • davysstweetbox

    @cammipham it is nice.. read it twice.. stumbled it.. :)

    • cammipham

      @davysstweetbox thanks

  • Qi Ren

    great post

  • CamMi Pham

    Qi Ren thank you dear

  • LauLau81

    I agree with you… Your post is full of knowledge and I wan’t to follow this. Thank you for sharing this very interesting post.

    • cammipham

      @LauLau81 it is my pleasure dear …there are so much to learn from the people around us. I realized I missed so many lesson from not paying attention.

  • DuhaRelax

    @cammipham noooooooo

  • Jack_A_SS

    @cammipham been stealing people ideas and now i’m a mess

  • stevelitt

    I enjoy reading your blog. I am a big fan of stealing knowledge. Students ask me what I believe and to explain my theories. I tell them I have stolen from so many great therapists that I can’t remember what’s theirs and what’s mine. At some point stealing ideas and knowledge is just learning and integrating. I like your writing style. It’s very fresh and intriguing. Keep it up.

  • taleciag

    @cammipham I like this..this was a good read..thanks !

    • cammipham

      @taleciag i am glag you like my post :) how are you doing

      • taleciag

        @cammipham np ! I’m great..can’t complain..and yourself ?..I love you blog by the way !

        • cammipham

          @taleciag u r a stylist and personal shopper sounds like a fun job

        • taleciag

          @cammipham yeah it’s fun but it can be challenging at times when shopping for someone else..but none the less I love it ♥

        • cammipham

          @taleciag i wish i have that job lol i cant sit still

        • cammipham

          @taleciag maybe i should stalk you one day and write about a day of a stylist :P

        • taleciag

          @cammipham lol sure ! Ur welcome to come on set ! Help clip a dress or 2 !

        • cammipham

          @taleciag i like the idea :)

        • taleciag

          @cammipham jus let me know when ;)

  • brasonja

    @DrSampyRoy Hvala :) … enjoy the evening!

  • cammipham

    @DrSampyRoy @brasonja thanks guys how are you doing

    • brasonja

      @cammipham Hello Cammi! All fine here, switched to the relaxing part of the say :) @DrSampyRoy Have both a great week :D

      • cammipham

        @brasonja @DrSampyRoy you too dear

  • cammipham

    @brasonja hi boris how are you

  • i_am_gnee

    @cammipham You’re really giving a feel to find time to read again and thank you for that!

    • cammipham

      @i_am_gnee i am glad you want to read again i love reading

  • aspinchick

    @cammipham Your “stealing” title got my attention. :-)

    • cammipham

      @aspinchick haha :) catchy title right? how are you

      • aspinchick

        @cammipham Yes, good headline! I am fine. Sleep in Sunday Woo hoo.

        • cammipham

          @aspinchick nice sleep in is the best

  • LogiktheSalon

    @cammipham That was great I want to learn how to blog

    • cammipham

      @LogiktheSalon we can talk i just start, can share whatever i know

  • _thatsheart

    @cammipham haha I love this and the site! Is this separate from your blog? Its inspirational

  • cammipham

    @SiamSeas i am glad you like it my dear

  • cammipham

    @fabthebrand thanks we should catch up sometime

    • fabthebrand

      @cammipham i agree. G+ hangout?

      • cammipham

        @fabthebrand love the idea when?

        • fabthebrand

          @cammipham this weekend or early next week work?

  • cammipham

    @ShoreCreative thanks for sharing how are you doing my dear

    • ShoreCreative

      @cammipham I am well thank you so much for asking! I hope all is well with you, Your blog is inspiring!

      • cammipham

        @ShoreCreative thank you mike

  • nowiehilario

    @cammipham hello miss, could you please post inspirational messages again?? Thanks btw!

    • cammipham

      @nowiehilario like quote? Or u want me to write

  • LiemNguyen

    @cammipham That was Bruce Springsteen’s recommendation at his SXSW keynote. Steal it but make it your own.

    • cammipham

      @LiemNguyen i had no clue who he is

      • LiemNguyen

        @cammipham Now you know. He’s The Boss!

        • cammipham

          @LiemNguyen seriously i have no clue and had never followed sxsw. Its not anything new. An old advice

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  • DetlefOst

    @cammipham thx very interesting this point of view

    • cammipham

      @DetlefOst i am glad you like it

  • pretty_back

    @cammipham How are you tonight?!

  • valleriejne

    @cammipham Don’t steal…

    • cammipham

      @valleriejne you might need to read my post

      • valleriejne

        @cammipham Sorry for making an assumption…

        • cammipham

          @valleriejne no problem i cant remember which post anymore lol

  • cammipham

    @marty_cos love that thansk for sharing my post

    • marty_cos

      @cammipham . Your welcome, any time I can put in a Hitchcock / Cary Grant reference into a tweet, I take it.

      • cammipham

        @marty_cos i know i love the movie

        • marty_cos

          @cammipham ;-)

  • CharlieZulu75

    @cammipham Nice, I like that.

  • cammipham

    @CHopeMurray love it :)

  • cammipham

    @wordpresslinked thanks for the RT dear

  • cammipham

    @jameelah__ thanks for the RT dear

  • geekdrummer

    What a great title!!!  Great article as well!
     
    Scott

  • hartcap

    @cammipham :-)

  • saintinc

    @deboramanetti thank you and greeting from Singapore :)

  • cammipham

    @deboramanetti I am glad you like it

  • pete291

    @cammipham ‘talent imitates, genius steals’ – quote respectfully stolen from @faris ;)

    • cammipham

      ‘talent imitates, genius steals’ -~@faris RT @pete291 cc @gorickyfung

  • cammipham

    @Nikki_Beecroft :) i am glad you like it how are you dear

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