Tuesday, December 20, 2016

As role models go...................

When Arnold Schwarzenegger was asked "who do you think of when you hear the word successful?", he gave a non-traditional answer:

     "Cincinnatus.  He was an emperor in the Roman Empire.  Cincinnati, the city, by the way, is named after him because he was a big idol of George Washington's.  He is a great example of success because he was asked to reluctantly step into power and become the emperor and to help, because Rome was about to get annihilated by all the wars and battles.  He was a farmer.  Powerful guy.  He went and took on the challenge, took over Rome, took over the army, and won the war.  After they won the war, he felt he'd done his mission and was asked to go and be the emperor, and he gave the ring back and went back to farming.  He didn't only do this once.  He did it twice.  When they tried to overthrow the empire from within, they asked him back and he came back.  He cleaned up the mess through great, great leadership.  He had tremendous leadership quality in bringing people together.  And again, he gave the ring back and went back farming."

-as copied from here

Wiki on Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus (519-430 BC) may be found here

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