Life is all about taking along people with you. It could be work or play. You should learn to take your team along with you. That is your measure of success. People love it when you do so. How do you do this in life? No school has ever taught you how to do it. Yes, you never learn these things in school. You have to attend a bigger school known as LIFE that will certainly teach you these aspects. You can also learn such things from psychological development courses conducted by Landmark Forum. This is how they drive home the point using short funny and inspiring stories.
Once there was a young boy in a village. He had the gift of running extremely fast. He had lots of stamina s well. He used to win whichever race he participated in. Naturally, people used to cheer him for that. One day as usual, he challenged people to have a race with him. Two men volunteered. They obviously lost the race. The crowd started cheering for him wildly.
He wanted more, so he threw the challenge again. Two more young and fit men came forward to accept the challenge. They lost the race promptly. The crowd started cheering for him again. He threw the challenge again. He was addicted to people cheering for him. An old man was watching all this from a distance. He moved forward and got two new contestants, an old frail lady and a blind man.
The young boy protested that this was no race at all. The old man insisted him to run. There are no prizes for guessing who won. However, he found out that not a single person cheered when he finished the race. He was stunned. He looked behind and saw that the two competitors did not even start the race. He went to the old man as asked him what the matter was.
The old man smiled and asked him to race again, but with a condition. This time, he had to finish the race together with the two competitors. The boy understood and agreed. He gently took the hands of the old lady and the blind man and started walking at their pace. They crossed the finishing line together. This time, the flurry of clapping was unbelievable. The boy had never received such applause. He asked the old man for the reason for the same.
The old man replied that by taking the two contestants together with him, he had won much more than just the race. The crowd did not cheer for any winner in this race because there is no winner. You have left your ego at the sides and helped your team mates cross the line together. This is the biggest ever victory you will achieve in life.
Landmark Forum uses such beautiful snippets to drive home certain important lessons in life. People remember such lessons when you illustrate it with examples. Just giving out a lecture would never have helped at all.