#9-1. Do not confuse notoriety and fame with greatness... For you see, greatness is a measure of one's spirit, not a result of one's rank in human affairs.
#9-2. Everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.
-Robert Louis Stevenson
#9-3. Don't limit investing to the financial world. Invest something of yourself, and you will be richly rewarded.
Name and fame are results of our actions, which reflect our attitudes. They are indicators and are not worth pursuing by themselves.
We have to begin where we are -- where else?! Too often we ponder over the past, delaying the beginning of useful action. This quote also indicates we need to have a realistic assessment of where we are, not self-inflated opinions of it.
Once we know where we stand, and remove any confusion of our goals, we can begin investing -- of ourselves and in our selves.