Who Wants 500 Rs. Note(Motivational Story)
The speaker whipped out his wallet and pulled out a five hundred-rupee note. Holding it up, he asked, “Who wants this five hundred rupee note?” Many hands went up. Including mine. A slow chorus began to build as people began to shout “Me!” “Me!”
I began to wonder who the lucky one would be who the speaker would choose.
In addition, I also secretly wondered and I am sure others did too, why he would simply give away five hundred rupees.
Even as the shouts of “I want it” grew louder, I noticed a young woman running down the aisle. She ran up onto the stage, went up to the speaker, and grabbed the five hundred-rupee note from his hand.
“Well done, young lady,” said the speaker into the microphone. “Most of us just wait for good things to happen. That is of no use. You’ve got to make things happen.” The speaker’s words have stayed with me ever since. *’Simply thinking about doing something is of no use’*
Our lives are like that. We all see opportunities around us. We all want the good things. However, the problem is we do not take action. We all want the five hundred rupee notes on offer. However, we do not make the move. We look at it longingly and wonder who will be the lucky one — instead of making our own luck. To be fair, some of us do think of running onto the stage and grabbing it. However, we quickly hold ourselves back, because we worry about what people might think.
Has it ever happened to you that you see a successful new product or a flourishing new business — and remind yourself of how you had thought of that very idea many years ago? Well, that is not worth much. You may have had the idea first, but someone else did something about it — so he will reap the rewards. Next time you have an idea — remember that simply thinking about doing something is of no use. Do something. Next time you see an opportunity — think of the woman and the five hundred rupee note. Remember, just wanting it is of little use.
Get up, and do something about it. Do not worry about what other people might think. Take action