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The two most important moments in life are when you are born and when you figure out why

Things to Think About

By Pepper de Callier

“The two most important moments in life are when you are born and when you figure out why.”  Mark Twain

Mark Twain was a master of expressing complicated thoughts in a down-to-earth, common-sense fashion.  And, what an interesting juxtaposition here: one moment you have no control over at all, and the other you do.  One represents a physical awakening, the other a more spiritual (in the secular sense) one.  Someone once told me that the answer to “why” ensued from one’s journey and life experience, as opposed to being the subject and focus of that journey.  The older I become, the more wisdom I see in that advice.

Till next time…

About the Author: Pepper de Callier is one of the most respected senior executive coaches and authorities on leadership in Europe. Learn more about him at    

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