After 50 years of teaching success, Nightingale Learning Systems has gathered together the common bonds and shared values of those individuals who occupy the rarest positions in their industries—the top 2 percent. With The Top 2 Percent, our intention is to provide the latest research on what it takes to reach the top in the 21st Century—the road map for the next generation of achievers–starting with you. The fact is that the top 2 percent set the trends in every industry. They set the trends by imagining and dreaming things that didn't exist and then doing what it took to make it happen. Whether you're in business, entertainment, sports, politics or some other industry, if you're in the top 2 percent, you have the power and influence to make things happen. Find your overarching sense of purpose and focus on it, you'll find yourself with a drive and a passion you never felt before! As Dostoyevsky put it, "The secret of a man's being is not only to live, but to have something to live for." Find out what you're living for, and you'll be on your way to the STARS.