One sees great things from the valley;
only small things from the peak.
— G. K. Chesterton
I DON'T GET ONTO MANY MOUNTAIN PEAKS.
But yesterday, I was at the top of our business school. You can see for miles. And Chesterton is right... everything out there is small.
But later in the valley, on the bottom floor... I saw some great things.
The atrium was crowded with people from all over. It was noisy. They were talking about ideas. And possibilities. And dreams. They were sharing thoughts and asking questions. And many were listening.
You could feel the energy. You just knew some of these people would do great things one day.
Are you spending too much time at the peak, looking at small things? Maybe you need to find time to be in the valley... where great things are happening.
Gilbert Keith (G.K.) Chesterton (1874 – 1936) was an English writer, lay theologian, poet, philosopher, dramatist, journalist, orator, literary critic and biographer.
Chesterton is well known for his fictional priest-detective Father Brown.
George Bernard Shaw said of Chesterton, He was a man of colossal genius.
Chesterton, as a political thinker, cast aspersions on both Liberalism and Conservatism saying, The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Liberals. The business of Liberals is to go on making mistakes. The business of the Conservatives is to prevent the mistakes from being corrected.