Musings · January 26, 2007 4

We all want to change the world

In See You at the Top, Zig Ziglar tells a story about a young business executive who took some work home to complete for an important meeting the next day.  Every few minutes his five-year-old son would interrupt his chain of thought.  After several such interruptions, the young executive spotted the evening paper with a map of the world on it.  He took the map, tore it into a number of pieces, and told his son to put the map together again.  He figured this would keep his son busy for a long time and he could complete his work.  However, in about three minutes the boy excitedly told his dad he had finished.  The young executive was astonished and asked the boy how he had done it so quickly.  The boy said, “There was a picture of a man on the other side, so I just turned it over and put the man together.  When I got the man right, the world was right.” 



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