Saturday, February 24, 2007

How are we remembered.

This quote arrived to my desktop today via my Google home page "No matter how rich you become, how famous or powerful, when you die the size of your funeral will still pretty much depend on the weather." - Michael Pritchard.

At first I got a little chuckle from the quote and then it made think that we often give to much importance to our status and what we have. We tend to spend a great deal of time and effort pursuing "The Dream" The Dream is usually filled with accomplishments, money, material possessions, and some measure of fame. Many of us fall into the trap of believing that the more we have the more successful we are and the more successful we are the more important we are. We often push, rush, and hurry to get on top. We tend to forget the other things in life that are important. I know, I have done all these things. I am trying to concentrate on what really matters at this point in my life.

I do think it is important to have things. I think it is important to be successful. However, it is not important to have these things at all cost. I think the most important thing is to pay attention to how we treat other people. I find that truly being successful is helping others to become successful. The more you help others the more you seem to prosper. The other things will come in time.

2 comments:

Herman Najoli said...

Most of us really do think that we treat others well. In a psychological study I once read about, a random sample of male adults were asked to rank themselves on “the ability to get along with others”. All the subjects put themselves in the top half of the population. Sixty per cent rated themselves in the top 10 percent of the population, and a full 25 percent ever so humbly thought they were in the top 1 percent of the population. You said, "I think the most important thing is to pay attention to how we treat other people." A lot of people have taken credit for teh saying that "People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care". Hmmm!..

whatswithinu said...

Rocky, what a great reminder. It also reminds me of my favorite quote of all times, "We don't attract what we want. We attract what we are." For me, being the best person I can be is top on my priority list.

Keep making a difference!

Pam

P.S. Rocky, thank you so much for listing Make the Most of U on your site. :)