A story is told about a boy and a girl who were playing together. The boy had a collection of shiny cars. The girl had some sweets with her. The boy offered to give the girl all his car toys in exchange for all her sweets. The girl agreed. The boy gave the toys to the girl, but secretly kept the biggest and the most beautiful one for himself. The girl gave him all her sweets as she had promised. That night, the girl slept peacefully. But the boy couldn’t sleep because he kept wondering whether the girl had hidden any tasty sweets from him, as he had hidden his best toy.
Moral of the Story: If you don’t give 100% to any relationship, you will always keep questioning whether the other person has given his/her 100% or whether they too, have kept something back.
Does this ring any bells? How many times have we found ourselves in situations full of regret because there is/was something we could have done better or different? Whenever we give our best i.e 100%, this is often easier to live with because we know that we gave it our best shot. While we may feel disappointed at some outcomes when we don’t get the results we desire, we will be at a place well worth smiling for.
In anything that we do, it is important to give our best and spare ourselves so much thought and doubt. Let us learn to draw fulfilment and self-motivation from knowing that we are willing to give 100% to finish what we aim for and the rest will all fall in to place.
” Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.” George Halas To read more posts by Gertrude, click HERE