I was sent this lovely story in the post recently from Mr. Goldfinger who attended a presentation that I did at the Clemenger Auditorium in May for Latrobe University; on the ethical transformation of business.
As I have so often done I mentioned that my personal motto is “If it is meant to be it is up to me.” I take responsibility and accountability for all aspects of my life. Including my moral compass and my well-being.
This is the story that Mr. Goldfinger cut out and sent me:
“When I was 10 my teacher asked us to write up a sentence that made sense but the sentence could only be made up of ten words, and each word could only have two letters. We tried and we tried and came up with nothing. My teacher then wrote on the board:
“If it is to be, it is up to me.”
That day my teacher influenced a classroom full of children to think and behave differently, not just in that moment but for the rest of their lives. It was my first lesson in influence and leadership and I was hooked.”
So true – and now I will share it widely. Thank-you.