Wednesday, September 10, 2008

People With a Difference

- Name the ten wealthiest men in the world.
- Name the last ten Heisman trophy winners.
- Name the last ten winners of the Miss America contest.
- Name eight people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer prize.
- How about the last ten Academy Award winners for best picture or the last decade's worth of World Series winners?

How did you do? I didn't do well either. With the exception of you trivia hounds, none of us remember the headliners of yesterday too well. Surprising how quickly we forget, isn't it? And what I've mentioned above are no second-rate achievements. These are the best in their fields. But the applause dies. Awards tarnish. Achievements are forgotten. Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners.

Here's another quiz. See how you do on this one.
- Think of three people you enjoy spending time with.
- Name ten people who have taught you something worthwhile.
- Name five friends who have helped you in a difficult time.
- List a few teachers who have aided your journey through school.
- Name half-a-dozen heroes whose stories have inspired you.

Easier? It was for me, too. The lesson? The people who make a difference are not the ones with the credentials, but the ones with the concern.
(Take this Quiz by Max Lucado)

I wish to live a life that will impact the lifes of others in a positive manner.
Tags: People With A Difference, Positive Impact, Inspire, Worthwhile

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6 Comments:

Blogger Kok Hon said...

Wow, that a good one.

10 September, 2008 10:49  
Blogger foongpc said...

How very true! It's the people who have shown concern for us and who care about us that will make an impact on us. Credentials mean nothing because ultimately, it's what inside you that really matters.

10 September, 2008 12:02  
Blogger Ted said...

Very well said Johnny.

10 September, 2008 14:55  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

kok hon - yeah, was touched by it too

foong - that would be a peaceful world

ted - long way to go

11 September, 2008 09:10  
Blogger vertigonick said...

Haha.. that's Max Lucado's wordplay right there :D love the guy. nice article.

25 September, 2008 10:48  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

verti - all credits to max

25 September, 2008 12:14  

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