Friday, December 31, 2010
I'm the Smartest Person
I'm sitting here reflecting back on 2010 and looking forward to what 2011 has in store. In a few hours the Past will be behind us to start another New Year all over again.
As I reflect on the year, a small hidden memory came to me. Not one that happened in 2010 but one that happened about 35 years ago.
I remember sitting in PE class and the coach gave us a rare written test. It was a short test, don't ask me what it was about...I can't remember the minute details. What I do remember is the bonus question at the end of the test.
The question read: "Who is the smartest person in class?"
We turned in our test, while the coach graded them right then. He read out all the correct answers and made it to the bonus question.
Guess what? I got it wrong. Everyone did, except for one know-it-all kid that no really liked. Isn't that how it goes in school? Even today?
The coach made it a point to each and everyone of us. We are all the Smartest Person. Instead of looking around figuring out who makes the best grades, we were to look within ourselves to find the answer.
It had taken the coach to give us the correct answer. Well, except for the kid no one liked.
I am the Smartest Person. So are you. When you reflect on 2010, don't kick yourself for the screw-ups. Look deep within, knowing you too are the Smartest Person for triumphing over those screw-ups and your still kicking, screaming and thriving.
So go kick 2010 to the curb and go kick ass in 2011.