by Sunil Bali, 13-01-13

Whenever the acclaimed leader General Norman Schwarzkopf greeted a new crop of rising stars, he used to tell them a very short story.

"Talent is overrated," he’d say.

"If you want to reach the top, be totally committed. To be successful, you need to have some skin in the game.

Let’s suppose you have a plate of ham and eggs. The chicken is involved, but the pig is committed.

That’s the sort of commitment I’m talking about."


A priest offered a Nun a lift.

She got in and crossed her legs, forcing her gown to reveal a leg.

The priest nearly had an accident. After controlling the car, he stealthily slid his hand up her leg.

The nun said, ‘Father, remember Psalm 129?’

The priest removed his hand, but changing gears he let his hand slide up her leg again.

The nun once again said, ‘Father, remember Psalm 129?’

The priest apologized ‘Sorry sister but the flesh is weak.’

Arriving at the convent, the nun sighed heavily and went on her way.

On his arrival at the church, the priest rushed to look up Psalm 129. It said, ‘Go forth and seek, further up, you will find glory.’

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