Monday, February 25, 2013
Turn 'No' to 'Yes'. Monday Motivator.
Henry was called upon to recite in front of the class.
He had hardly begun when the teacher interrupted with an emphatic, “No!”
He started over and again the teacher thundered, “No!”
Humiliated, Henry sat down.
The next boy rose to recite and had just begun when the teacher shouted, “No!”
This student, however, kept on with the recitation until he completed it.
As he sat down, the teacher replied, “Very good!”
Henry was irritated. ”I recited just as he did,” he complained to the teacher.
But the teacher replied, “It is not enough to know your lesson, you must be sure. When you allowed me to stop you, it meant that you were uncertain. If the world says, ‘No!’ it is your business to say, ‘Yes!’ and prove it.
Henry Ward Beecher was a prominent congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, abolitionist, and speaker in the mid to late 19th century.
When he was a young boy in school, he learned above lesson in self-confidence which he never forgot.
The world will say, ‘No!’ in a thousand ways. ‘No! You can’t do that.’ ‘No! You are wrong.’ ‘No! You are too old.’‘No! You are too young.’ ‘No! You are too weak.’ ‘No! It will never work.’ ‘No! You don’t have the education.’ ‘No! You don’t have the background.’ ‘No! You don’t have the money.’ ‘No! It can’t be done.’ And each ‘No!’ you hear has the potential to erode your confidence bit by bit until you quit all together. Though the world says, ‘No!’ to you today, you should be determined to say, ‘Yes!’ and prove it! ”
And remember, when someone tells you 'No' time and again, it doesn't mean you can't do it, it simply means you can't do it with him/her.
Because of lack of self-confidence, too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are. Are you one of those? - certainly not. Just look inward.
Your self-confidence is always there awaiting your attention to take you on an amazing journey of success.
If you don't believe in yourself, then who will believe in you?- Anonymous
From an email sent by Ravi Ghatole
Posted by Sunita C Bhagatjee