Achieving in an Imperfect System: Avoiding the Fifth Point of Contact: The Gray Zone By: Darren W. Hargrove SGM(R) Achieving in an Imperfect System is about your character and how to avoid situations that call your character into question. Simply put, gracefully eat sh*t instead of kissing ass to be successful and not have your character to ever be in question. That is the difference between the haves and haves-not. Even doing the right things does not always equate to the success you want or deserve. Inspire future leaders to not measure their success only by promotions; this is a trap because it is not guaranteed. Even the Monday-through-Friday, nine-to-five leader can get promoted. Remember, being successful is different from being great! Things will not always come when you want them. You may have to go through many other things to get to where you want to be in life.