"Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do, and they will surprise you with their ingenuity." -- Gen. George S. Patton
From "What Should I Do With My Life" by Po Bronson (Random House, 2002):
"I used to think certain jobs were 'cool,' and more likely to inspire passion. Now I know passion is rooted in deeply felt experiences, which can happen anywhere. I used to think life presented a five-page menu of choices. Now I think the choice is in whether to be honest, to ourselves and others, and the rest is more of an uncovering, a peeling away of layers, discovering talents we assumed we didn't have. I used to treasure the innocence of first love. Now I treasure the hard fought. I used to want to change the world. Now I'm open to letting it change me."
Here are the results from a recent Working Wounded Blog/ABCNews.com online ballot:
I think personality tests like Meyers Briggs are …
A great insight on who you are, 13.8 percent
An interesting source of information, 65.5 percent
A total waste of time, 20.7 percent
Bob Rosner is a best-selling author, an internationally syndicated columnist, popular speaker, and a recent addition to the community of bloggers. He welcomes your comments at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This work is the opinion of the columnist and in no way reflects the opinion of ABC News.