The Quiz

See how your team does on this 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 worth while.
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.

Easier? 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.


4 comments for “The Quiz

  1. MA HS Softball
    December 12, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    This is an excellent point and would we well worth sharing with my high school softball team who went 5-15 last year after a 23-1 season the year before.

    • bwiliams@coachingtoolbox.net
      December 13, 2015 at 1:23 pm

      Glad you found the post useful!

  2. February 28, 2017 at 8:11 am

    Nice work! Shared it with my team today under the title, THe Most Important Things in Life are not Things.

    • bwiliams@coachingtoolbox.net
      March 1, 2017 at 4:05 pm

      Glad you were able to use it. Thanks for leaving that thought!

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