Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Pretending to be the smartest, the strongest, the best & the richest person? Just be yourself, that's good enough!!
From a young age, we have grown-up in an environment where it is important to achieve, to win.
At school, we got enormous pressure to reach the top of the bill. Teachers were sometimes acting as military officer! School was for some kids like being at the army.
Our parents wished for us to be successful at school. Didn't they?
Should we got bad marks, it might have felt like they failed too. Were they realistic enough to see who their kids really were? Or were they simply wishing their kids to become whom they had always dreamt to be?
It looks like kids were educated not in looking at themselves but in constantly comparing themselves to others. It is was ongoing competition.
Is the educational systems better today? I leave it to you to answer that question.
After many years of "military service", we finally left school, did some to studies and finally got a job. Did we reach a calm and peaceful world then? Not really, we entered a new world, a jungle!
In order to survive, it has become crucial to fight like a lion. Business is tougher and tougher every day and it looks like many of us are doing business with no emotions. Unfortunately It's all a matter of money nowadays.
Due to the fact that we have grown-up with an extreme competitive spirit, our ego has probably got bigger than our heart. Nowadays, it is not good enough to be second or third. Victory is must!
This is why we are surrounded, more and more, by selfish people with a huge ego. The word "humble" is not part of their vocabulary. They talk and act as emperor, thinking they have everything, thinking they are everything! Do they rally think they will get a medal for that?
The challenge for them is to come back to reality and learn not to be someone else. The ultimate champion does not exist. Business is not to be compared to the Olympics.
Life is not fro them what it seems to be.
And should they really wish to become the champion they always dreamt to be, they should then work on themsleves in seeing/accepting who they really are.
That would then be their biggest victory!
Wishing you to do business in a wise way!!
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