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Story: Chuan and Jing

by Ahmed.
Chuan and Jing joined a wholesale company together just after graduation. Both worked very hard. After several years, the boss promoted Jing to sales executive but Chuan remained a sales rep.
One day Chuan could not take it anymore, tender resignation to the boss and complained the boss did not value hard working staff, but only promoted those who flattered him.

The boss knew that Chuan worked very hard for the years, but in order to help Chuan realise the difference between him and Jing, the boss asked Chuan to do the following. Go and find out if anyone is selling water melon in the market?

Chuan returned and said yes. The boss asked how much per kg?
Chuan went back to the market to ask and returned to inform the boss the price is $12 per kg.
Boss told Chuan, I will ask Jing the same question?
Jing went, returned and said, boss, Only one person selling water melon.
Price is $12 per kg, $100 for 10 kg, he has inventory of 340 melons.
On the table 58 melons, every melon weighs about 15 kg, bought from the South two days ago, they are fresh and red, good quality.
Chuan was very impressed and realised the difference between himself and Jing.
He decided not to resign but to learn from Jing.
My dear friends, a more successful person is more observant, thinks more and understands in depth. For the same matter, a more successful person sees several years ahead, while we see only tomorrow.
Think! how far have you seen ahead in your life?
How thoughtful in depth are you?

Story: Secret of Managing Stress

A young lady confidently walked around the room while reading and explaining stress management to an audience with a raised glass of water, and everyone knew she was going to ask the ultimate question: 'half empty or half full?'..... She fooled them all... "How heavy is this glass of water?" she inquired with a smile.

Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz.

She replied, "The absolute weight doesn't matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, that's not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I'll have an ache in my right arm. If I hold it for a day, you'll have to call an ambulance. In each case it's the same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes."

She continued, "and that's the way it is with stress. If we carry our burdens all the time, sooner or later, as the burden becomes increasingly heavy, we won't be able to carry on."

"As with the glass of water, you have to put it down for a while and rest before holding it again. When we're refreshed, we can carry on with the burden - holding stress longer and better each time practiced.

So, as early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down. Don't carry them through the evening and into the night... pick them up tomorrow.

Whatever burdens you're carrying now, let them down for a moment. Relax, pick them up later, after you've rested. Life is short. Enjoy it and the now 'supposed' stress that you've conquered!
"

Do You Judge People Fairly?

By Junaid Tahir
Once upon a time, three blind kids who have never heard of an elephant, were taken near to the elephant. First kid who touched the elephant from the tail commented that elephant is hairy and thin. Second kid who touched the elephant from legs concluded that elephant is very fat and  unmovable thing. Third kid who touched the elephant from the trunk said that elephant is a curvy moving object. Do you think any of the kid said the right thing? Do you think that instant comments by any kid was a right approach? Do you think you behave just like blind kids, that is, giving instantaneous conclusive comments about people instead of judging them properly. In fact, sometimes you behave worst than that. You associate things with people which are never supposed to be concluded in that way. Sometimes you do character assassination of people and put their respect on stake. Isn't it unfair? So how to judge people? Here are some points to be considered:

1-    Be positive. Even if you notice any negative thing about someone. Don't conclude about it. There is a chance your brain is thinking against the reality. Don't let your brain cook bad curry. Explore the negative observation extensively but avoid spying on someone. Be straight and be upfront.
2-   Physical appearance is not everything. Don't judge people by their looks. A person in normal clothes and in a normal vehicle might be better than a person in brand new Mercedes or BMW. On the contrary, a rich man can also be equally a great person.
3-   When judging people look for the Ethical richness  such as honesty, truthfulness, simplicity, behavior, friendliness, down-to-earth attitude etc. 
4-    A fly will always sit on the dirty and rotten part of the tomato. Never do this in your life. Every person has good and bad habits. Look at the positive side of things. If you feel something wrong, talk about it but don't spread negative info about someone. Hate the bad habit, not the person.

Judging a person does not define who they are… it defines who you are !!!

Junaid Tahir 
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Story: 500 Baloons

Once a group of 500 people were attending a seminar. Suddenly the speaker stopped and decided to do a group activity. He started giving each person a balloon. Each person was then asked to write their name on it using a marker pen. Then all the balloons were collected and put in another room.

The people were then let into that room and asked to find the balloon which had their name written on it within 5 minutes. Everyone was frantically searching for their name, colliding with each other, pushing around others and there was utter chaos.

At the end of 5 minutes no one could find their own balloon.
Then, the speaker asked each person to randomly collect a balloon and give it to the person whose name was written on it. Within minutes everyone had their own balloon.

The speaker then began, "This is happening in our lives. Everyone is frantically looking for happiness all around, not knowing where it is.

Our happiness lies in the happiness of other people. Give them their happiness; you will get your own happiness. And this is the purpose of human life...the pursuit of happiness."

Thanks for the share - Tiffany Moore


Boiling Frog Syndrome

Put a frog in a vessel of water and start heating the water...
 
 As the temperature of the water rises, the frog is able to adjust its body temperature accordingly...
 
 The frog keeps on adjusting with increase in temperature...
 
 Just when the water is about to reach boiling point, the frog is not able to adjust anymore...
 
 At that point the frog decides to jump out...
 
 The frog tries to jump but is unable to do so, because it lost all its strength in adjusting with the water temperature...
 
 Very soon the frog dies. What killed the frog?
 
 Many of us would say the boiling water...
 
 But the truth is what killed the frog was its own inability to decide when it had to jump out...
 
 We all need to adjust with people and situations, but we need to be sure when we need to adjust and when we need to confront / face...
 
 There are times when we need to face the situation and take the appropriate action...
We have to decide when to jump... Let us jump while we still have the strength !  Think on It !!
  If we allow people to exploit us physically, mentally, emotionally or financially, they will continue to do so...

Story: The Officer's inspection :)


A  municipality officer stopped at corps fields in Texas , and talked with an old farmer. He told the farmer, "I  need to inspect your ranch for illegally grown  drugs."  The farmer said, "Okay  , but don't go in that field over there.....", as he pointed  out the location.

The municipality officer  verbally exploded saying, " Mister, I have the authority of  the Federal Government with me !" Reaching into his rear pants  pocket, he removed his badge and proudly displayed it to the  farmer.  "See this badge?!  This  badge means I am allowed to go wherever I wish. on any land  !!  No questions asked or  answers given!!  Have I made myself clear......do you  understand ?!!"
The farmer  nodded politely, apologized, and went about his  chores.

A short time later, the old farmer heard  loud screams, looked up, and saw the municipality officer running for his  life, being chased by the farmer's BIG BULL. With every step the bull was gaining  ground on the officer, and it seemed likely that he'd sure enough  get gored before he reached safety.  The officer was clearly  terrified.  The farmer threw down his  tools, ran to the fence and yelled at the top of his  lungs.....                 

"Your badge, show  him your BADGE !!! 

Moral:
1-     Dont show arrogance while using your authority. Use it with logic and common sense.
2-    Let the other person speak if he wants to say something. It clarifies doubts & confusions.


Story – the Mind Set

Junaid Tahir 
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Story: The Dog in the Well


In old times, there was a village having only one well for drinking water. One day a dog fell down in the well and died. The water became filthy and undrinkable.  The worried villagers went to the old wise man for advice. They were told to take 100 buckets of water from the well so that clean water come to the surface of the well. The villagers took 100 buckets but water status was same. They went to the wise man again. He suggested to take another 100 buckets. The villagers did the same but to no avail. They villagers tried third time to take another 100 buckets as per the advice from the wise man but water was still impure. The wise said, How come the whole well is polluted even removing this much considerable amount of water. Did you remove the dog body prior to taking 300 buckets of water? The villagers said, "no sir, you only advised us to take water out, not the dog body !!!"

Reflection:

Several times in life we try to resolve our problems without considering the root cause of the problems. We believe that we are resolving the problem whereas in actual we are working on the side effects of problem not the problem itself. We don't see the big picture to understand the root of the issue.  We take advice from our well wishers but do not use our brain to think logically to analyze the advice and then decideinstead, we start acting blindly on the solutions suggested by others.

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