How Well Do You Know What is Important
(Update) This was one of my first blog posts. This is not important, but to note, it was still on the “hello world” post that comes with WordPress. I decided to give it a new home and a little updating. The message is what is important.
A while back I got this sent to me as an email. It is worthwhile to share.
The original email gave Charles Schultz of “Peanuts” fame credit for this. Upon further investigation, I found that only the ending quote is from Schultz.
Quick Quiz to see how well informed you are:
1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world.
2. Name the last five Heisman trophy winners.
3. Name the last five winners of the Miss America pageant.
4. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.
5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor and actress.
6. Name the last decade’s worth of World Series winners.
How did you do? Don’t worry about it, I didn’t do so well either.
The point is, none of us remember yesterday’s headliners.
These are no second-rate achievers. They are the best in their fields, but the applause dies…Awards tarnish…Achievements are forgotten. Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners.
What is really important
Here’s another quiz.
See how you do on this one:
1. List three teachers who aided your journey through school.
2. Name three friends who have helped you through a difficult times.
3. Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile.
4. Think of a five people who have made you feel appreciated and special!
5. Think of five people you enjoy spending time with.
6. List 3 books that have had an impact on you.
The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards. They simply are the ones who care the most.
“Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today.
It’s already tomorrow in Australia.”
Now take a moment to consider the reverse of this. The impact you leave on this world, on your community, in your heart, is not about how much money you make, the fame you found, nor the accolades to received. It is about the relationships and people.
You are not an island.
My coaching is all about creating action in your life. Go get connected. Go connect. Decide now to take action to connect with another person.
Write a letter, call someone to meet for lunch, attend a community meeting. Do this with the intention of benefitting the other person. Love is a powerful emotion.