"Life can only be understood backwards but it mus be lived forward"
- Soren Kierkegaard, Danish Philosopher 1813-1855
"I like the dreams for the future better than the history of the past"
- Thomas Jefferson
"A dream is only a dream until it becomes real. So make it real"
- TriggerDot (heee heee heee!)
Why don't we all read about what those GIANTS did and learn from them. In other words THINK about how you could apply some of the stuff you learned from the biography to your own situation. To your own LIFE.
So you have gained some knowledge from the "WOW" book. Maybe even some wisdom. You have just studied a little philosophy. That's what philosophy is, the study of knowledge and wisdom. So why go tell everyone else about it. Why not USE it yourself. The GIANT you just read about could be YOU. All that you have to do is to "STAND ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS". You like to watch the GIANTS. You love to hear about the great things that they did. You even DREAM about what it would be like to do the things the GIANTS did. Ooooh how nice (with dreamy smile!) it would be to be Richard Gere or Julia Roberts in 'Pretty Woman'. Aaaaahhhh, hmmmmm, heaven...........
Aaaaaagghh, what was that?
That was REALITY. Now back to work in the job you hate!
"Foremost they trust themselves and follow their own ideas. They have intuition but more important they listen to their inner voice. Intuition is not a supernatural phenomenon. It is a combination of your total knowledge, your experience, your thinking and feeling self and your present mindset. It can be your automatic pilot".
There's a bit more about the traits of those that can change the world....
"They engage their IMAGINATION. They think of what may be possible. THEY THINK BIG. Imagination is a gift but it can also be cultivated. They are BOLD. They don't hesitate when they know they are right. A strong positive attitude carries them forward, far forward".
I don't read about GIANTS like those mentioned above so I can go 'WOW'. I read them so that I can "SEE FURTHER". Those GIANTS, and the many others I have researched are and were only DOTS, just like me. Just like you. I read about them for knowledge and wisdom. I read about them because they have proved themselves and are sharing invaluable information with me. With all of us.
Read the stuff above again. About the character traits of GIANTS. There's nothing in their makeup that each and every one of us cannot achieve. For me, I have already got there, and then some. You are a dot. The same as me. The same as them. All that you have to do is make a CHOICE. Do you want to wait for the BAAAANG of REALITY or "Nanos Gigantium Humeris Insidentes".
Funny thing is that, as you know, I am WORKING BACKWARDS. I am on a Journey and you are with me because you are reading ME. So indirectly you have, or are in the process of making a CHOICE. See dot:
ALL GIANTS WERE ONCE DOTS........
......ALL DOTS CAN BECOME GIANTS
Just have to make a CHOICE.........
or wait for the BAAAAANG........ of Reality.......and tell everyone how good it was reading about somebody else!