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Lesson about 500

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MAKE A MOVE1. It happened some time ago. I was
in an audience listening to a motivational speaker.
The speaker got out his wallet & pulled out a 500
Naira note. Holding it up, he asked, “Who wants
this 500 naira note?” Lots of hands went up.
Including mine. A slow chorus began to build as
people began to shout “Me!” “Me!” I began to
wonder who the lucky one would be who the
speaker would choose. And I also secretly
wondered (and I am sure others did too) why he
would simply give away 500 naira.Even as the
shouts of “I want it” grew louder, I noticed a young
woman running down the aisle. She ran upon to
the stage, went up to the speaker, and grabbed the
five 500 naira note from his hand. “Well done,
young lady,” said the speaker into the
microphone.The speaker simply say “Most of us
just sit and wait for good things to happen. That’s
of no use. You’ve got to make things happen.
Make a move” ‘Simply thinking about doing
something is of no use and not good enough’. Our
lives are like that. We all see opportunities around
us. We all want the good things. But the problem
is we don’t take action. We all wantthe 500 naira
notes on offer. But we don’t make the move. We
look at it longingly. Get up, and do something
about it. Don’t worry about what other people
might think.
TAKE ACTION2. Later, the speaker got another 500
naira note and held it up for all to see, I thought I
knew what’s up. But he just asked a simple
question. “Howmuch is this worth?” “Five Hundred
naira!” the crowd yelled in unison. “Right,” said the
speaker. He then took the note and crumpled it
into a ball and asked “How much is it worth
now?”“Five Hundred naira!” screamed the
audience. He then threw the note on the ground,
stamped all over it and picked up the note and
asked one more time: “And how much is it worth
now?” “Five Hundred naira!” was the response. “I
want you to remember this,” said the speaker.
“Just because someone crumples it, or stamps on
it, the value of the note does not diminish. We
should all be like the 500 naira note.. In our lives,
there will be times when we feel crushed, stamped
over, beaten. But never let your self-worth
diminish. Just because someone chooses to crush
you — that doesn’t change your worth one bit!
Don’t allow your self-worth to diminish because
someone says somethingnasty or does something
dirty to you.” Never let your self-worth
diminish.Culled from Naijaloded

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