Mark Twain once described a man who died and met Saint Peter at the Pearly Gates.
Knowing that Saint Peter was very wise, the man asked a question that he had wondered about throughout his life. He said, “Saint Peter, I have been interested in military history for many years. Who was the greatest general of all time?”
Saint Peter quickly responded, “Oh that’s a simple question. It’s that man right over there.” “You must be mistaken,” responded the man, now very perplexed. “I knew that man on earth, and he was just a common laborer.”
“That’s right my friend,” assured Saint Peter. “He would have been the greatest general of all time, if he had been a general.”
This short story, extrapolated from the book, Strengthsfinder 2.0
teaches an important lesson. Far too often, people spend a lifetime headed in the wrong direction; they go from cradle to the cubicle and their casket without ever having uncovering their greatest talents and potential.
It’s important to spend time with yourself to ask these critical questions. I’ve recently been reading Simon Sinek’s book, Find Your Why
, and would recommend it to anybody who still hasn’t discovered their own Why.
🍺 to a great week!