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.” 



  1. Tisha January 26, 2007 at 10:27 am

    Oh man that is going on my poems, quotes and stories page in the works! linkback to you of course!

  2. Tisha January 27, 2007 at 8:52 am

    I added a Poems, Quotes & Short Stories page – may I add this post to it with a link to you?

  3. Anndi January 27, 2007 at 7:58 pm

    Clay… once again you made me smile. Beautiful post dear. Everything we wish to accomplish must be undertaken on a small scale.. be it protecting the environment or making the world a better place. I had forgotten about this story, you reminded me of it.

    Thank you…


  4. Tisha January 29, 2007 at 6:15 pm



Leave a Reply