You don’t actually have to take the quiz. Just read straight through, and you’ll get the point.
Take this quiz:
- Name the five wealthiest people in the world.
- Name the top five news stories five years ago.
- Name ten presidents or leaders of the biggest countries in the world.
- Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.
- Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor or actress.
- 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:
- List a few teachers who aided your journey through school.
- Name three friends who have helped you through a difficult time.
- Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile.
- Think of a few people who have made you feel, appreciated and special.
- Think of five people you enjoy spending time with.
- Name half a dozen heroes whose stories have inspired you. Easier?
The people who make a difference in your life are not the most powerful ones, nor have the most money or awards. They are the ones that care.