Some of the most memorable lessons in life come from stories – whether these be nursery rhymes or children’s fables read to us by our parents or motivational booklets like “Who Moved My Cheese?” Sometimes it’s the stories we hear from others – or take away from our own daily experiences in this great adventure called “Life” that provide the indelible lesson.
For example, Aesop’s Fables was a staple in my home growing up as a little girl. Named after the Greek slave turned storyteller who lived from 620-564 B.C., there were many valuable lessons:
Union gives strength.
It is easy to be brave when far away from danger.
Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
Fools take to themselves the respect that is given to their office.
Or do you remember the childhood book The Little Red Hen? It’s the story of the hen who finds a grain of wheat but can find no one willing to help plant, tend, harvest, and eventually bake the loaf of bread – only to have many takers willing to eat the bread. The lesson of productivity, team work, and giving more than you take, has been a companion through my nearly six decades on earth.
I thought that it would be fun and helpful here to collect some of the stories that you have found meaningful and share them with our fellow LMA Newsletter readers. Feel free to e-mail me the stories that have touched you in your personal or professional life (LisaMiller@LisaMillerAssociates.com). Can’t wait to hear!
LMA Newsletter of 3-25-19