I’m not happy as I type this.. I left my “9-5” early today.. (incase you don’t know what my 9-5 is, check here)…
On getting home, my beautiful kid sister (she’s the last born) came in from school. “I brought my report card”, she said.. “Wow, what’s your position?”, I asked..
“I came 44th out of 50 students..”
“Whaaaaaaaaaat?”, I screamed.. “I’m dissapointed in you.. How could you..”, I barked annoyingly………
“But I’m in the special class and it’s not really a bad result….bla bla bla”, she tried explaining.
Ok, I left her.. I relaxed my brains.. I thought deeply..
Here I was shouting at her for “failing”, here I was disappointed in her for not “coming 1st”… here I was fuming…
Suddenly, something struck me – “Was the result not expected?”.. “Why was I dissapointed?”.. “What actions did I take to avoid the 44th postion?”
I was not a doer.. I was always late from work.. I never asked her about her academics.. I never revised her subjects with her.. I never visited her school for once to see how she was doing..
“So why was I shocked with the 44th position?”
Life teaches us lessons daily. The 44th position is no exception.
How many times have we been dissapointed with happenings around us. What is that 44th position in your life that you are faced with? What is that 44th position career/business/relationship/dream/idea?
Going forward: Relax your brains, think deeply.. What actions did you take to avoid the 44th position.. What actions will you take from today to avoid future 44th positions?
It’s all on YOU.. It’s all on ME.. It’s my fault.. It’s your fault.. The 44th position.. You are to blame.. I am to blame..
I apologised to her. I’ll now begin taking steps to make sure she’s in the top 3 of her class this term.
Dear reader, Avoid the 44th position.
You can start right away by airing your views and voting on “Would you show your child?”