We just had a presentation about self-growth and learning a while ago during the up-training here in the company .
Our Company's HR shared a very inspiring story ...
It's actually "The Parable Of The Pencil"
So let me share my thoughts with you about the things the Pencil maker advised to the pencil
The Pencil Maker took the pencil aside, just before putting him into the box. There are 5 things you need to know, he told the pencil, before I send you out into the world. Always remember them and never forget, and you will become the best pencil you can be.
1. You will be able to do many things,
but only if you allow yourself to be held in Someone's hand.
Simply Jhaycee says: You really can do so many things only if you will allow yourself to be guided by God. Only God can show us which way to go so we must let Him lead the way to a happy and fulfilled life.
2. You will experience a painful sharpening from time to time,
but you'll need it to become a better pencil.
Simply Jhaycee says: You will surely encounter painful situations every now and then,
which is inevitable, but by going through those various problems, you'll become a better and stronger person.
3. You will be able to correct any mistakes you might make.
Simply Jhaycee says: We all make mistakes but you can make a difference if you will learn from them.
Make your mistakes a lesson to live by. Don't let those slips ruin your entire life.
4. The most important part of you will always be what's inside.
Simply Jhaycee says: What other people tell about you doesn't define you as a person.
What's inside you does.
I cannot blame other people for investing so much time and effort with their physical appearance
after all how you look actually affects how you carry yourself but always remember,
what you have outside fades but what's inside remains.
You may look beautiful... You may be smart...
But your character will always be the basis of your existence.
5. On any surface you are used on, you must leave your mark.
No matter what condition, you must continue to write.
Simply Jhaycee says: You only live once so make the most out of it!
Don't be somebody else's shadow. Just be who you are.
You may face a lot of struggles but you must keep on moving forward.
If your goal is to accomplish your purpose in life then be it!
Don't let anything stop you from achieving your dreams.
The pencil understood and promised to remember, and went into the box
My name is Jocelle Dela Cruz legal age, and a law student in Polytechnic University of the Philippines and the author of the blog "The Legally Blunt". I was born on a hazy day of August 23, 1991. I have small yet tantalizing eyes, aquiline nose, fair complexion and an average built of height and weight. My family and other relatives are fond of calling me Jocelle, but I prefer Jhay-cee. I grew up in a populous yet lively neighborhood in Tatalon, Quezon City..
I best describe myself in 3 C's -- Courageous, Capable and Crazy ! I know that perfection doesn't exist in this world but I always make sure that everything I do is out of my 100% effort because in all means, my name is at stake. I enjoy reading mystery novels from authors like Sidney Sheldon, John Grisham and James Patterson. I am also very fond of romantic-comedy movies and listening to music helps relieve my stress. I also blog, aside from writing is one of my passions, it also helps me past time. I just feel like sharing and listening to stories.
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