There are tons of stories told, kept, and retold-from the most nonsense to the most awe-inspiring ones. But there are a few of which really left a striking trademark on my senses, I have always wanted to be my own benchmark however, I have always been afraid of consequences (yeah, I am but a coward guy, who fears losing everything), of risking, of gambling my resources. I didn’t know that I could have been what I should have been until I overheard two old people conversing in a café. I couldn’t help but listen to their querries. One of them seemed a little older and by his looks, I can tell he is more superior than the othe one.
The inferior looked problematic about some stuff, about leading his people. To cut the story blah-blah-blah here’s what I have gathered form the superior:
There was a company, a not-so-ordinary company. It was small but has proven it’s worth that makes it huge. The company employed less than a hundred workers, and leaders. Only a number of people knew why is so. The company has three teams. The A team was always considered the best of the three; as they always accomplish things on time. A team composed of the best leaders however, the most proud and snobbish, On the other hand, there was the B team, tagged as the second-rate team. The team always sought competition to all, in short the team was composed of insecure individuals. To complete the set, the C team, always the last on the list; Seen as the least and no-competition worth yet composed of different individuality, happy-hoi-poloi, and passionate ones.
The owner once gathered the three teams, each were given seeds and a pot to grow them. Confused faces crowded the hall as the owner spoke “These seeds bear the company’s future. Whoever has the desired fruit, the conpany is yours.” So the teams were gone, planted the seed, took care of it.
The judgment day came. Each team had to present the outcomes. The A team was so proud with their head held so high wearing their loudest smile because their seed had grown to a sturdy plant bearing fruits. The B Team came, again, they were a little disappointed because theirs was smaller plant with only one fruit. Everybody was laughing as Team C arrived and carefully put the plantless-pot on the judging table. Embarrasment filled their nerves yet managed to smile confidently. The Owner came inspected each plant. “How did you do it?” asked the owner. “With our 24-hour efforts, our team collaboration and perserverance sir.” Team A replied. Team B ansewred, “We put our hearts and scientific mind together, sir.” Theowner approched the C Team, eyed the pot expressionless. “Sir, this is what we can offer, we planted the seed, took care of it as you wished. But nothing came. We apologize if you are not pleased, but we can’t do magic. Maybe it’s not its time yet. Maybe this is not ours to take, as we, Team C, did our very best as we do every day, but this is what we can offer.” The Team C answered with honesty and with grace. The laughters were silenced as the Owner bowed and knelt to Team C. They were shocked and confused and most of them disappointed, Little did they know, the seeds were boiled, not capable of growing.
Most of the time, we only see what we wat to see. We tend to forget what our hearts long for. We are blinded then by what our naked eyes see.
This story reminds me, or to some like me of a few things:
I do hope this post would mean to you too.