A well-known motivational speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20 bill. In the room of 200 attendees he asked who would like this $20 bill?
Hands started going up. He then said, " I am going to give this $20
bill to one of you, but first of all let me do this." The motivational
speaker began to crumple up the $20 bill. He then asked, "Who still
wants it?" Still the hands went up in the air. "Well," he replied,
"What if I did this?" The speaker then dropped the $20 bill on the
ground and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe. He picked
the $20 bill up, now crumpled and dirty. "Now who still wants it?"
Still the hands went into the air. "My friends. We have all learned
a valuable lesson. No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted
it because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth $20. Many
times in our lives we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt
by the decision we make and the circumstances that come our way. We
feel as though we are worthless, But no matter what has happened or
what will happen, you will never lose your value. Dirty or clean ,
crumpled or finely creased, you are still priceless to those who do love
you. The worth of our lives comes not in what we do or who we know,
but by who we are. You are special, don't ever forget it."
Moral of the story. True sales professionals know that to be
successful one must never discount their own value. Always set goals
just out of reach but not out of sight. Last, never be your own best
critic. If you're not in your own corner, who else would be?
"Self-worth comes from one thing - thinking that you are worthy." - Wayne Dyer