Last Respect (Inspirational Story)
In my previous post, I described summer as time for fun but I forgot to mention that sometimes it means boring also. Why? It’s because I always feel bored in the office during summer days, works are lesser or sometimes no work at all, some of my colleagues went on vacation, our big boss will travel on the first week of July, he will be out for more than a month, most of our clients will travel also, hence we expect more boring days soon. We planned to travel also this month but it was cancelled because my doctor didn’t allow me and moreover my hubby transferred to a new company and it will be very hard for him to ask for a leave since he just joined them recently.
Now, I’m just here sitting on my desk since morning with nothing to do but to look at different pictures of my friendster friends, read all the news in arab times today, read some jokes and short stories. One story that caught my attention was the one I am going to post below, it’s very inspirational, I hope you will like it and learn something from it, read on:
“One day not too long ago the employees of a large company in St. Louis, Missouri returned from their lunch break and were greeted with a sign on the front door. The sign said: “Yesterday the person who has been hindering your growth in this company passed away. We invite you to join the funeral in the room that has been prepared in the gym.”
At first everyone was sad to hear that one of their colleagues had died, but after a while they started getting curious about who this person might be.
The excitement grew as the employees arrived at the gym to pay their last respects. Everyone wondered: “Who is this person who was hindering my progress? Well, at least he’s no longer here!”
One by one the employees got closer to the coffin and when they looked inside it they suddenly became speechless. They stood over the coffin, shocked and in silence, as if someone had touched the deepest part of their soul.
There was a mirror inside the coffin: everyone who looked inside it could see himself. There was also a sign next to the mirror that said: “There is only one person who is capable to set limits to your growth: it is YOU.
You are the only person who can revolutionize your life. You are the only person who can influence your happiness, your realization and your success. You are the only person who can help yourself.
Your life does not change when your boss changes, when your friends change, when your parents change, when your partner changes, when your company changes. Your life changes when YOU change, when you go beyond your limiting beliefs, when you realize that you are the only one responsible for your life.”