Once upon a time, the owner of a large store announced that he wished to hire a manager to oversee his expanding business. His need was urgent and he was prepared to make an unprecedented offer to the best talent available. This news immediately attracted hundreds of applicants.
Success did not just happen to successful people; they too, have been through rejection like you and I. So don’t let rejection get you down!
Are you feeling defeated at this point in your life? Do you have 5 minutes to spare me? Click to watch the inspiring video based on the true story of a group of children in Koh Panyee, a little island in the south of Thailand. It is a floating village in the middle of the sea that has not an inch of soil. The children there loved to watch football but they had no place to play or practice. Guess what they did?
the stones that others hurl you can be used to hurt you and can bury you alive if you allow them to. However, we have a choice to take the stones which are thrown at us to build a monument. We cannot stop others from throwing stones at us but we sure can choose what to do with the stones.
That was great advise from Robin Sharma! I was replying to an email from a friend this morning about the times when I just felt like giving up but something good always happened that make me persevered. Perhaps he said it best that the moment when we most feel like giving up is when we most need to be keeping on.
One lesson which I had learnt many years ago from a business leader, was to be humble like the bamboo; the higher it goes, the lower it ‘bows.’ Bamboo, which is commonly known in the Chinese culture as one of the four gentlemen, namely the orchid, the bamboo, the chrysanthemum and the plum blossom, and also as three friends of winter, namely the pine, the bamboo and the plum. According to China Daily, “… bamboo is a symbol of virtue. It reflects people’s souls and emotions.”