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Published:January 19th, 2015 15:59 EST
SOP Word of the Day: Conquest

SOP Word of the Day: Conquest

By Keith Johnson

Word of the Day: Conquest

The word "conquest" is a noun that originates from the verb "to conquer". This means "to subjegate, to rule over" according to my Webster`s Dictionary. Even though I work in the field of Computer Software Development, there is one definition of "conquest" that still is with me today.

It is from the Buddha`s teachings in the ancient Dhammapada (Sayings of Buddha). He says that "the real conquest is over oneself - one`s passions and desires. This is true conquest". I agree with this statement.

When we can control our speech and actions, then we are truly ready to take on jobs and tasks that deal with others and in this way not only do we conquer (achieve a conquest) but we also make a great contribution to the world and ourselves.


Keith Charles Johnson, MBA, MS Education
Senior Technical Writer and Author
The Google Productivity Guide
The Google Productivity Electronic Guide