ABOUT PEOPLES' POSITIVE ATTITUDE TOWARDS LIFE AND LEARN THE
MAGIC OF NOT GIVING UP EVEN WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH.
YOU NEVER LOSE YOUR VALUE
A well known
speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20 bill. In
the room of 200, he asked "What is this piece of paper and is it
worth anything?" "It is a $20 bill, which can be cashed in
international & national markets for it's quoted value?"
replied one of the many participants who raised their hands.
proceeded to crumple up the $20 bill using both his hands until
it became a bundle of wrinkled paper. He then unfolded it
again and making an unsuccessful attempt to keep it straight he
asked, "Would you still be able to negotiate it for it's quoted
" Yes !!" was the
echoing reply from the participants.
"Well," he said,
"Looks like I haven't done enough! 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, which was now all crumpled,
dirty, defaced and not easy to recognize from a distance. "Now
will some one like to trade it for its quoted value?" Many hands
went in the air.
"I think that
piece of currency is still holding its quoted value" replied a
participant in an unsure voice. "This bill can still fetch
goods worth 20 Dollars" said the other participants. Every one
"My friends, there
is a very valuable lesson in this exercise that we are just
through with. It may have appeared to some of you, that I was
able to deshape, deface, mutilate & alter the $20 bill during
the process as the effects were quite visible".
matter what I did to this piece of paper, you still upheld its
negotiability because you were sure in your mind that my actions
did not actually decrease its value. It was still a currency
note worth $20".
"Many times in our
lives, we feel as though we are dropped, crumpled, and ground
into the dirt by the decisions we make and/or the circumstances
that come our way. We feel as though we are worthless. It may
also appear to onlookers as if it has really happened to a
certain extent. But no matter what has happened or what will
happen, please remember you never lose your "Value".