I would like to share a beautiful story that I heard recently.
A man went to a large gathering and he showed everyone $1,000 and asked aloud who wanted the money. As expected, everyone raised their hand. He said only one person could get the money, and then he crumpled up the bills. Then, he asked if people still wanted the $1,000 and the same number of people raised their hands again. Finally, he threw the $1,000 on the ground and grinded them with his shoe. After picking up all the crumpled and dirty bills, he asked if people were still interested. Well, people still had their hands up.
Then he said, “My friends, you have all learned a very valuable lesson. No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth $1,000. Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled and grounded into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way. We feel as though we are worthless. But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value.”
You are like that $1,000, but much more valuable. Never forget that you are a very special human being. Don’t fill your eyes with tears after failure, because then you might miss a great opportunity going by!