Tuesday, 11 November 2008
No one is permitted to run you down.
To those that are familiar with me and this blog, you will know am with a Consulting firm that specializes in Human resources, Business Development e.t.c. Our Major strength is in taking trainings and speaking at Seminars.In one of such Seminars, i went out with my Managing Partner and i want to share the experience with you.
Adeolu Akinyemi a well known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $100.00 bill. In the room of 350, he asked:"Who would like this $100 bill…?"Hands started going up. He said,"I am going to give this $100 to one of you but first,let me do this.
He proceeded to crumple up the $100 dollar bill.He then asked, "Who still wants it?" still the hands were up in the air.Well, he replied, "What if I do this?" And he dropped it on the ground and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe.He picked it up, now crumpled and dirty."Now, who still wants it? "Still the hands went into the air.
My friends, we have all learned a very valuable lesson. No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in Value. It was still worth $100. Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the
dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way.
We feel as though we are worthless. But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value. Dirty or clean, crumpled or finely creased, you are still priceless to those who LOVE you.
The worth of our lives comes not in what we do or who we know, but by WHO WE ARE. You are special, Don't EVER forget it."Count your blessings, not your problems.
If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.