If your life were to end tomorrow, what would people say about you? Would they remember your smile or kind words?
Let me ask you a few questions. This is known as Charles Schulz Philosophy.
The following is the philosophy of Charles Schulz, the creator of the “Peanuts” comic strip. You don’t have to actually answer the questions. Just read the e-mail straight through and you’ll get the point.
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.
4. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.
5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winner 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 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:
1. List a few teachers 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.
The lesson: 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.
“Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It’s already tomorrow in Australia.” (Charles Schulz)
In our MKMMA class this week, we were asked to reflect on our life. Think about what we do and what we are neglecting to do. Why are we not progressing to our true best us?
We learned that we stay in our comfort zones. Fear, Guilt, Anger, Hurt Feelings, and Unworthiness are 5 things that keep us stuck.
Change is often uncomfortable. We treat each day the same and forget to challenge our self. As you have just found out by the Philosophy of Charles Schulz., we do not have to be the best at anything to make an impact on other’s live. We just need to be the best we can be.
I challenge you to touch someone’s life and make a difference.