A Circus Moment

There's a story about a jobless man who finally got a job in a circus, playing the part of a gorilla. Every day he delighted the crowd with his twisting and turning.

One day, he slipped and fell into the lion's cage and he began to scream, "Help! Get me out of here!" The lion came up to him and said: "Be quiet, you fool, or we'll both lose our jobs."

There are four words that stop, block, inhibit a person from learning more, initiating more, exploring more and growing more. These words prevent people from growing and discovering their potential. “It’s not my job!” If you want to grow you need to go out of your scope, show initiative and be willing to explore, learn and do new things. As you increase your skills, knowledge and competencies, the more valuable you become. 

Life does not force us to be the best, it only asks that we give it our best efforts. When we work more on ourselves than we do on our jobs, then we become better and our “best” actually become better. Invest in personal development. And enjoy the benefit for the long haul.

It will be easy for us to remove all the masks we put on in this life just to survive.

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