The People Who Matter

27 09 2009

A thought from Wake Up Tiger…

Try this quiz:

* Name the 3 highest paid CEO’s in Australia.

* Name the last 3 Australian Open winners.

* Name the last 3 Australians Of The Year.

* Name the last 3 Academy Award winners for best actress.

* Name 3 people who have won the Pulitzer prize.

How did you do? Not too well I imagine. 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 3 teachers who aided your journey through school.

* Name 3 friends who have helped you through a difficult time.

* Name 3 people who have taught you something worthwhile.

* Think of 3 people who have made you feel appreciated and special.

* Think of 3 people you enjoy spending time with.

Easier? You bet. And that’s because 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 that care, and who have made a difference to YOU.


Take the time to consider who these people are – appreciate them, and, for the ones who are still a part of your life, make sure they know you appreciate them. They won’t be around forever. Take the time and make the effort to invest into these relationships – they are the framework that will support you in life when the tough decisions and the difficult times come. Don’t wait til you need someone’s help before giving them a call.


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