Motivational Story : Self-Appraisal

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    A young adult aged boy went right into a drug store, and requested the owner to allow him to make a phone call. He dialed a number and was waiting for response.

    The store-owner observed and paid attention to the conversation:


    Making Landline call

    Boy: Lady, Could you give me the work of cutting your lawn?

    Woman: (at one other end of the telephone line): I already have someone to cut my lawn.

    Boy: Lady, I'll cut your lawn for half the price of the one who cuts your lawn now.

    Woman: I'm very content with the person who is presently cutting my lawn.

    Boy: (with more perseverance): Lady, I'll even sweep your curb and your sidewalk, so on Sunday you can have the prettiest lawn.

    Woman: No, thank you. With a smile on his face, the young boy replaced the receiver.

    The store-owner, who was listening to all or any this, started a dialogue with the boy. My dear boy, I prefer your attitude; I like that positive spirit and would like to give you a job.

    Boy: No thanks.

    Store Owner. But you were really pleading for work within the phone.

    Boy: No Sir, I was just checking my performance at the task I already have. I am the one who is working for that lady I was conversing with!

    Moral: This is what we call "Self-Appraisal." When we don't get before others, we blame others for this We should look to your self, find our personal weaknesses and work hard to remove them. Always work hard, honestly and with full dedication. It always pays.

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