Thursday, February 08, 2007

Lesson on Self Confidence

My old boss used to tell this story about an electrician who went to a life coach:

Coach: What stops you noticing all the opportunities around you?
Electrician: Fear of failure
Coach: What would you like instead?
Electrician: Confidence
Coach: What stops you feeling confident?
Electrician: Fear of failure
Coach: What would you like instead?
Electrician: Confidence
Coach: Notice the loop? Now can I ask you - do you really want to change?
Electrician: Yes I want to. I want the confidence to make the changes
Coach: OK. SO imagine 3 light bulbs screwed into a board with a common cable. The first one is a 10 watt, second 100 watt and third 1000 watt bulb. Which glows the brightest?
Electrician: The third one
Coach: If the same cable brings equal power to each socket, what's the difference?
Electrician: Electrical resistance - ah, I see it is me that is resisting opportunity.
Coach: Life, like electricity consists of pure energy. It flows through all is us equally. There is no end to this supply - only you can cut it off through resistance. Stop blaming external factors and accept full responsibility for your actions.

Do you want to shine like a 1000 watt bulb - you can by not resisting the opportunities you face.

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