Take a lesson this week from the founder of the Peanuts cartoon character, Charles Schultz, and go out and make a difference in other people’s lives. This is a splendid reminder that it is us “ordinary” people who are already in place to make a difference.
The Charles Schultz Philosophy
- Name the five wealthiest people in the world.
- Name the last five Heisman trophy winners.
- Name the last five winners of the Miss America contest.
- Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.
- Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor and actress.
- Name the last decade’s worth of World Series winners.
- Who won the Super Bowl three years ago?
- Name four players on this year’s Washington National’s Baseball Team.
The truth is, none of us remember the headliners of yesterday.
These are no second-rate achievers. They are the best in their fields.
But after the applause dies and the awards become tarnished, achievements are forgotten, and the accolades and certificates are buried with their owners.
Here’s another quiz. See how you do on this one:
- List a few teachers who aided your journey through school.
2. Name three friends who have helped you through a difficult time.
3. Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile.
4. Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and special.
5. Think of five people you enjoy spending time with.
6. Name half a dozen heroes whose stories have inspired you.
Here is today’s message:
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 are the ones who care.
Now go out into your world….. and care.
Mike Marchev is a down-to-earth motivating sales trainer, author and business coach who specializes in the travel industry. Mike’s column is made possible by AmaWaterways.