A high school boy was told by a counselor that he wasn’t very smart and should take the lowest level job available after high school. So he did. He worked in a factory at the lowest level year after year for many years.
Finally, the factory he worked in had to shut their doors and laid everyone off. The young man applied at another company in town. As part of the application process he was required to take an IQ test. When the results of the test came back he was shocked. He scored higher on the test than anyone in the 63 year history of the company. He was actually a genius.
He went on to start his own company and invented two useful products which each made a lot of money. All of this happened because he had confidence that he could accomplish his goals.
His talent was IQ, but what talent do you have that you have not discovered yet? Some experts consider EQ more important that IQ as a determinate of success in life. EQ stands for Emotional Quotient.
It has been found that people who have a burning desire to accomplish a task are more likely to succeed at it than someone who might have a higher IQ, with no desire to succeed.
Some people are highly successful at their jobs because they love people. They love people so much that others are drawn to them and they can sell just about anything to anyone. Others have a flair for creating beautiful paintings, interior decorating, lovely poems or stories or beautiful music. Some people have a burning desire to play a sport, and make a living doing what they love to do.
The moral of the story about the high school boy is that someone gave him confidence. Just think of the number of children that could accomplish much more if they had someone to give them confidence. Your children are your future, do you speak confidence into them? No one else can do it as well as you can if you are their parents.
There are millions of street children in the world. On December 16, I will fly to Manila to help bring hope and the necessities of life to street children. Would you like to help me?