Personal Development Toolbox

Ideas to contribute to your success!

The Quiz

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 contest.
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 remembers the headliners of yesterday. These are no second-rate achievers. They’re the best in their fields. But the applause dies. Awards tarnish. Achievements are forgotten. Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners.

Now here’s another quiz. See how you do on this one:
1. List a few teachers or coaches 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 a half dozen heroes whose stories have inspired you.


The lesson? The people who make a difference in your life aren’t the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards. They’re the ones who care.

2 thoughts on “The Quiz

  1. I am only followed by 1 person on Twitter as of today. I noticed that you follow me on Twitter just a few moments ago… I am wanting to turn my life in a different more fufilling direction at this moment in time. After reading a handful of your Tweets I just wanted to say that you will definently be a contributing factor now in my daily struggles and accomplishments toward this new life I am going to build for myself.
    Thank you for contributing your thoughts and knowledge about people and lifes challenges.
    Seattle Native

    1. Julie, we are so happy to hear that our Tweets and articles will be a contributing factor in working towards your goals. Best of luck to you!

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