This is a amazing lesson about label people put on us. This post is written by Daniel Strohli from the Tony’s Build Your Brand Bootcamp group. It is so good that I couldn’t help but to repost it here.
During a prank, a student stuck a paper on his classmate’s back that said “I’m stupid”, and asked the rest of the class not to tell the boy.
THUS THE STUDENTS BEGAN LAUGHING.
Came afternoon math class started, their teacher wrote a difficult question on the board.
No one was able to answer it except the boy with the sticker on his back.
Surrounded by the unexplained giggles, he walked toward the board and solved the problem.
The teacher asked the class to clap for him and remove the paper on his back.
She told him: “It seems that you did not know about the paper your classmate has pasted on your back.”
Then the teacher looked at the rest of the class and said:
“Before I give you a punishment, let me tell you two things:
LESSON 1: LABELS
First, throughout Life, people will put labels on you with many nasty words to stop your progress.
Had your classmate known about the paper, he would not have gotten up to answer the question.
𝗔𝗹𝗹 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗱𝗼 𝗶𝗻 𝗟𝗶𝗳𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝗶𝗴𝗻𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗹𝗮𝗯𝗲𝗹𝘀 𝗽𝗲𝗼𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗴𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘀𝗲𝗶𝘇𝗲 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝗼𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗻, 𝗴𝗿𝗼𝘄 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗶𝗺𝗽𝗿𝗼𝘃𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗳.
LESSON 2: LOYAL FRIENDS
Second, it is clear that he does not have a single loyal friend among you all to tell him about the sticker.
It’s not the number of friends you have that counts – it’s the loyal friends you share your heart with & you can count on, especially during hard times that matters.
𝗜𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗱𝗼𝗻’𝘁 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗳𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗱𝘀 𝘄𝗵𝗼 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗱𝗲𝗳𝗲𝗻𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗯𝗲𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗯𝗮𝗰𝗸, 𝘄𝗵𝗼 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝘄𝗮𝘁𝗰𝗵 𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝘆𝗼𝘂, 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝘁𝗲𝗰𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘄𝗵𝗼 𝗴𝗲𝗻𝘂𝗶𝗻𝗲𝗹𝘆 𝗰𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂, 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗯𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗼𝗳𝗳 𝗮𝗹𝗼𝗻𝗲.
Always have each other’s backs.
Remember, what you say about yourself makes all the difference!
Don’t look backward you’re not going in that direction!
In summary, I would say the key takeaway I have is don’t be restricted by the labels others give to you!
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