At those times when you're feeling insecure, inept, and unsuccessful, when it seems as if every person you know is more successful and accomplished that you are, it's important to take a moment to remember that:
-Alexander the Great, who conquered the world before his thirtieth birthday, did not graduate from high school.
-Plato, considered by many to be the greatest philosopher in history, never read a single book.
-William Shakespeare, the greatest writer in history, did not know how to type.
-Christopher Columbus, the man who sailed across uncharted oceans in a tiny wooden sailing ship to discover America, never drove a car.
-John D. Rockefeller, once the richest man in the world, was never approved for a credit card.
-Knute Rockne, the legendary Notre Dame football coach, never won a single NCAA championship.
-Amadeus Mozart, perhaps the greatest composer in history, did not even own a radio.
-In his entire lifetime, not a single article about Leonardo da Vinci, one of the greatest scientists and artists in history, ever appeared in a major magazine.
-And Benjamin Franklin, the legendary statesman and inventor, never successfully programmed his own DVR.
Making Real Peace
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