Continuous improvement is more than just a business philosophy but also a personal endeavor. I recall one anecdote in my childhood that always stuck with me. It was geared toward teenage girls however its true for both male and females of any age.
It goes like this …..
While walking home from work at the mall one day you look down to find a hundred dollars in cash! You’re incredibly happy because it was payday and you had a $100.00 check in your pocket. You notify lost and found at the mall who says the money is yours if no one claims it in seven days. You rush home and tell your parents who are happy for you and proud of your honesty. However they ask one interesting question.
Today you had $200 all at once, $100.00 in cash and $100.00 found. Which $100.00 dollars do you value more and why?
Most kids will give you a puzzled look since both check and found money are monetarily equal. After a moment of reflection they will almost always say the check is of more value.
Why, because I had to work for it.
As parent this is your time to provide the relevance of the question.
Remember if someone wants your time and affection make them work for it. If they’re not willing to put in the work that should let you how little they value you. I’d much rather be earned money than free money! What about you?
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