Mark Twain once described  a man who died and met Saint Peter at the Pearly Gates.  Knowing that Saint Peter was very wise, the man asked a question that he had wondered about throughout his life.

He said, “Saint Peter, I have been interested in military history for many years.  Who was the greatest general of all time?”

Saint Peter quickly responded.  “Oh, that’s a simple question.  It’s that man right over there.”

“You must be mistaken,” responded the man, now very perplexed.  “I knew that man on earth, and he was just a common laborer.”

“That’s right my friend,” assured Saint Peter.  “He would have been the greatest general of all time, if he had ben a general.”  from StrengthsFinder 2.0, by Tom Rath

How many people spend their entire lifetime headed in the wrong direction, without ever uncovering their greatest talents and potential.  Could you be one of them?

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