Today I want to share a story. A story which I found in an internal communication within my Company. As I read each sentence, I could tell where the story was going, but it didn’t take away from the sentiment behind the little tale. I urge anyone with a spare 2 minutes to read this paragraph and reflect on how it applies to themselves. Enjoy…
One by one as all the employees reached the office, they saw a big advice notice on the door, on which it was written: “Yesterday the person who has been hindering your growth in this company passed away. We invite you to join the funeral in the specially prepared conference room. At first, the staff felt sad for the loss of one of their colleagues, but after a while they started getting curious to know who was it that had hindered the growth of their colleagues and the company itself.
The excitement outside the conference room was now quite extreme; it was such a good turn out that the security team allowed one person in as they let another out from a door at the opposite end of the room. As each individual reached the coffin, the more their excitement heated up. Everyone thought: “Who was hindering my progress? One by one the employees got to the coffin, when they looked inside it they suddenly became speechless. They stood nearby the coffin, shocked and in silence, as if someone had touched the deepest part of their soul. There was a mirror inside the coffin: everyone who looked inside it could see themselves.
There was also a sign next to the mirror that said: “There is only one person who is capable to set limits to your growth: it is YOU.” You are the only person who can revolutionise your life. You are the only person who can influence your happiness, your realisation and your success. You are the only person who can help yourself. Your life does not change when your boss changes, when your friends change, when your partner changes, when your company changes. Your life changes when YOU change, when you go beyond your limiting beliefs, when you realise that you are the only one responsible for your life.
“The most important relationship you can have is the one you have with yourself”.
Moral: The world is like a mirror: it gives back to anyone the reflection of the thoughts in which they strongly believe. It’s the way you face life that makes the difference.
I’ll leave you with the following, well known, quote:
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” ― Mahatma Gandhi