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Tuesday, September 13, 2011
VERY WARM WELCOME TO THE UPLIFTING BLOG
Recently I received from my Chief Editor of my blogs the following story, which I read with full excitement. That is the reason I decided to blog it out to share with you so as to keep you up, especially for those who had one way or the other to be phased out from employment due to the company rightsizing exercise or whatsoever terms you prescribed to.
The below story give you another perspective which may make you feel better especially when the retrenchment/ downsizing is carried out due to certain circumstances and not due to your fault. What is more important for you is to look forward and move ahead with your dream.
So, without much ado, I like to begin the story as follow:-
There was a farmer who collected horses; he only needed one more breed to complete his collection.
One day, he found out that his neighbor had the particular horse breed he needed. So, he constantly bothered his neighbor until he sold it to him. A month later, the horse became ill and he called the veterinarian, who said:
-Well, your horse has a virus. He must take this medicine for three days. I'll come back on the 3rd day and if he's not better, we're going to have to put him down.
Nearby, the goat listened closely to their conversation. The next day, they gave him the medicine and left. The goat approached the horse and said:
- Be strong, my friend. Get up or else they're going to put you to sleep!
On the second day, they gave him the medicine and left. The goat came back and said:
- Come on buddy, get up or else you're going to die! Come on, I'll help you get up. Let's go!
One, two, three...
On the third day, they came to give him the medicine and the vet said:
- Unfortunately, we're going to have to put him down tomorrow. Otherwise, the virus might spread and infect the other horses.
After they left, the goat approached the horse and said:
- Listen pal, it's now or never! Get up, come on! Have courage! Come on! Get up! Get up!
That's it, slowly! Great! Come on, one, two, three... Good, good. Now faster, come on....
Fantastic! Run, run more! Yes! Yay! Yes! You did it, you're a champion!!!
All of a sudden, the owner came back, saw the horse running in the field and began shouting:
- It's a miracle! My horse is cured. This deserves a party. Let's kill the goat!
So, your story may not be worse than the goat above. As such, you should not be sad about it. Instead you should stand proud of it and move on with your life. Be mindful that life begins at the end of comfort zone. Give the last statement a serious thought, if you somehow feel difficult to acknowledge it.
Last but not least, you should now sit back and ponder before you look for its answer below.
Points for reflection: this often happens in the workplace. Nobody truly knows which employee actually deserves the merit of success, or who's actually contributing the necessary support to make things happen.
LEARNING TO LIVE WITHOUT RECOGNITION IS A SKILL!
If anyone ever tells you that your work is unprofessional, remember: amateurs built the Ark and professionals built the Titanic.
If you are lifted up now, don't forget to spread it to your friends so as to make the similar impact on them as well. Thanks for doing so.
Thanks and seeing you again for more exciting articles.
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