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By: R. Hundoo.

You don’t have to actually answer the questions. Just ponder on them. Just read the message straight through and you’ll get the point.

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?

The point is none of us remember the headliners of yesterday. 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.

Here’s another quiz. See how you do on this one:

1. 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.


The lesson: 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!

Categories: Motivate Yourself
  1. Shammi
    March 6, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    Very true…Ultimately everything is left behind…what is remembered is the difference you made in someone’s life

  2. March 6, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    @ Shammi – Once again very true, people who made difference in our life mark strongly their print in our heart 🙂

  3. rajeev
    March 7, 2011 at 8:06 am

    Important is not the time you spend with others but the quality of difference you make in their lives.

  4. March 7, 2011 at 8:52 am

    @ Rajeev – Agree fully, quality and not quantity that matters the most 🙂

  5. Amisha
    March 19, 2011 at 5:52 am

    Nice one.

  6. March 21, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    @ Amisha – Thank you for dropping by 🙂

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