Last Respects 

 Author Unknown
One day not too long ago the employees of a large company in St. Louis, Missouri returned from their lunch break and were greeted with a sign on the front door. The sign said: “Yesterday the person who has been hindering your growth in this company passed away. We invite you to join the funeral in the room that has been prepared in the gym.”

At first everyone was sad to hear that one of their colleagues had died, but after a while they started getting curious about who this person might be.

The excitement grew as the employees arrived at the gym to pay their last respects. Everyone wondered: “Who is this person who was hindering my progress? Well, at least he’s no longer here!”

One by one the employees got closer to the coffin and when they looked inside it they suddenly became speechless. They stood over the coffin, shocked and in silence, as if someone had touched the deepest part of their soul.

There was a mirror inside the coffin: everyone who looked inside it could see himself. There was also a sign next to the mirror that said: “There is only one person who is capable to set limits to your growth: it is YOU.

You are the only person who can revolutionize your life. You are the only person who can influence your happiness, your realization and your success. You are the only person who can help yourself.

Your life does not change when your boss changes, when your friends change, when your parents change, when your partner changes, when your company changes. Your life changes when YOU change, when you go beyond your limiting beliefs, when you realize that you are the only one responsible for your life.

Make it a great week!

1 Comment

  1. Thank you for this motivational story today. It’s just what I needed. I feel empowered to stand up for what I believe and go forward in the world as a hairy lady. I stopped shaving because I feel better in my body, not so itchy, and I think I have the right to have leg hair just like any human. It’s a little anxiety producing not shaving but also liberating. It feels so good too! I feel more connected to my legs as there are thousands of little feelers attached to them helping me to sense the world around me: a breeze, a bug that landed on me, or a loving touch from my husband. I wish more women could feel empowered to let their bodies just be natural. But, as you said, no one can revolutionize your life other than you!

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