Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Let Yoourself Be Guided - These Famous Men Did

[Napoleon from wikipedia]
The Arabs say, "I know there is a God because when I want to go right, I go left."

Alan Greenspan's dream was to become a jazz musician. It turned out his talent was not top rate. Instead he became one of the most influential financiers in the world.

Jared Diamond wanted to be a bird watcher. Instead he became a sociologist whose reserach into "guns, germs and steel" influenced Bill and Marilyn Gates to target the eradication of malaria in Africa as their #1 initiative.

Napoleon Bonaparte and Eugene de Savoy begged to fight for their own countries (Corsica and France, respectively) but they were turned down. So Napoleon fought for the French (the rest is history) and Eugene de Savoy fought so successfully for the Hapsburgs that his palace Bellevedere in Vienna easily surpassed theirs in splendor.

Let yourself be guided in life. Don't always be so sure where you are going and how you are going to get there.

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