Motivation and courage
My name is Charles, I own a company, and none of my staff knew me as the owner except the Manager and the Secretary. (I had told them not to disclose my identity).
I don’t usually go for a visit.
One day, I visited the company and I saw my Ex-wife, who had thrown me out of my own house. I asked the Manager and he said she is one of their staff.
I instructed the Manager to promote her to Personnel Officer, gave her a car, a bungalow, garden boy, security and other emoluments. An undeserved position though, of which he did.
A month later, I went there as a job seeker. As soon as she saw me with my application and CV, she rejected me outright, threw my application at my face, and immediately retrieved it from the floor and tore it to pieces and threw it into the waste bin. After regaling me with all my past, she informed me I would never get employment nor an opportunity at the company. Also, she swore on heaven and the earth that all this would happen. She boldly declared that the only way I’d get employment at the company was over her cold dead body.
I came the following day with another application and went on my knees to beg her, but she refused and spat into the waste bin and said even if I was the only bridge to cross to come to work, she would opt for a boat and called the security men to throw me out, so I left.
On Monday, I went to the company in my real identity and entered her office with the Manager who introduced me to her, she quickly knelt down crying and begging me, “the proposed rejected bridge.” She informed me that her entire family depended on her for survival. If her employment was terminated, she added, life would be absolutely horrendous not only for her but also her entire family. She even promised to remarry me.
We both stood there motionless and speechless which left the Manager befouled
THERE IS TOMORROW
Whenever you are dealing with people, you must always remember that there is tomorrow and you might need them tomorrow. You may end up needing help from the people who are asking for your help today, so help as much as you can.
Life is like a moving wheel, sometimes you are up and sometimes you are down. Sometimes we destroy the bridges that we might need to help us cross back tomorrow. Sometimes we treat people as though there is never going to be tomorrow. We sometimes act as though we will never need help from anyone. Remember there’s tomorrow.
Joseph helped the cupbearer in prison and later the cupbearer connected Joseph with Pharaoh. Imagine how Potiphar’s wife felt when she heard that Joseph was now the Governor of Egypt, after she had falsely accused him. The brother who sold Joseph away ended up being fed by him. Don’t ever think of going to the extreme with your offenders, they might be rescuers tomorrow. Always remember that there is tomorrow and it will surely come.
The little help you give to people today will profit you tomorrow.
May the good Lord touch your heart to live your life knowing that there is tomorrow?
In Everything You Do, Always Remember That, There Is Tomorrow.
The Writer is a motivational speaker and an entrepreneur