Last month, Shobana and I watched the movie "21." In case you haven't seen it, the premise centers on an MIT whiz kid who desperately needs money - as in $300K - to finance his Harvard Med School education. To do so, he transforms from dumpy, robot-building geek to slick, card counting ace. And so the money flows and the story unfolds.
But that's not the part that catches my attention. Early in the film, our protagonist interviews for the most lucrative scholarship at Harvard Med. He does the standard song and dance - handing over his résumé, selling his wares, stating his need. The Dean's impressed. But when it's Harvard Med you're talking about, well, everyone who applies to Harvard Med School is impressive. So he leaves our hero with this question to ponder: "What makes you dazzle?"
That is a great question to ask ourselves. Isn't it?
What activities do you perform on a day-to-day basis that makes you dazzle.
What you concentrate on, you cannot help but get great at. The more you focus, the better you get.
Focus on being outstanding at what you do and, over time, you will be known as remarkable. Focus on your health and, of course, in time - it will get to splendid. And focus on your inner world and people will eventually call you wise.
Focus on your burning priorities. Say no to everything else. Life's short. You only get one shot at great. Will you accept the Call? Or let the opportunity slide by you. Like too many amongst us.