Written by: Wallace Merriman

Posted on:Nov 6, 2015

I love the story told by Dennis Kimbro of a man who was very insecure. One day he was promoted from major to colonel and was ushered into his new office. He gazed proudly at his new surroundings. Suddenly there was a knock at the door. In walked a corporal.

The colonel said, “Just a minute, Corporal, I have to finish this phone call.” He picked up the receiver, pushed a button, and said, “I’m sorry about the interruption, General. Now, where were we? Oh, yes sir, I’ll take care of it. Of course I will, sir. I’ll check my schedule and see when we can meet for tennis. It’s true, we’re close friends, and yes, I’ll call the President immediately after I’m finished talking with you, General. You’re welcome, sir.”

The colonel ceremoniously put the phone down, turned to the young man, and asked, “Now, what can I do for you?” The corporal answered, “Well, sir, I just came in to connect your phone.”

Far too many people walk through life with a low self-image. They are overly concerned with their weaknesses rather than with their strengths, and they try to conceal them with a false sense of status. The person with a healthy, happy attitude toward his world recognizes his imperfections and strives to find his strengths. Never forget that you have strengths and talents waiting to be developed. #youbfit

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