Important lesson I learned from #500 naira note-Mark

It happened some time ago but . I was in an audience listening
to a motivational speaker. The speaker got out his wallet & pulled
out a 500 Naira note. Holding it up, he asked, “Who wants this 500
naira note?”
Lots of hands went up. Including mine. A slow chorus began to
build as people began to shout “Me!” “Me!” I began to wonder who
the lucky one would be who the speaker would choose. And I also
secretly wondered (and I am sure others did too ) why he would
simply give away 500 naira. Even as the shouts of “I want it” grew
louder, I noticed a young woman running down the aisle. She ran
up onto the stage, went up to the speaker, and grabbed the five
500 naira note from his hand. “Well done, young lady,” said the
speaker into the microphone. The speaker simply say “Most of us
just sit and wait for good things to happen. That’s of no use.

You’ve got to make things happen. Make a move” ‘Simply thinking
about doing something is of no use and not gud enough’. Our lives
are like that. We all see opportunities around us. We all want the
good things. But the problem is we don’t take action. We all want
the 500 naira notes on offer. But we don’t make the move. We look
at it longingly. Get up, and do something about it. Don’t worry
about what other people might think, Take action.

Secondly, the speaker got another 500 naira note and held it up for
all to see, I thought I knew what’s up. But he just asked a simple
question. “How much is this worth?” “Five Hundred naira!” the
crowd yelled in unison. “Right,” said the speaker. He then took the
note and crumpled it into a ball and asked “How much is it worth
now?” “Five Hundred naira!” screamed the audience. He then threw
the note on the ground, stamped all over it and picked up the note
and asked one more time: “And how much is it worth now?” “Five
Hundred naira!” was the response. “I want you to remember this,”
said the speaker. “Just because someone crumples it, or stamps
on it, the value of the note does not diminish. We should all be like
the 500 naira note. In our lives, there will be times when we feel
crushed, stamped over, beaten. But never let your self-worth
diminish. Just because someone chooses to crush you, that
doesn’t change your worth one bit!
Don’t allow your self-worth to diminish because someone says
something nasty or does something dirty to you.”
Never let your self-worth diminish.

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5 Comments

  1. Very good one

  2. Enter your comment here…very good

  3. Nice One

  4. nice

  5. Nice

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