[:en]What kind of a person do you want to be?
A young lady who was going through tough times decided to visit her Grandma for some comfort and love.
She began to tell her Grandma about all the obstacles she was facing. How one obstacle followed the other. How it seemed never ending. How drained she was feeling.
Hearing this, and without saying a word, her Grandma rose and went to the kitchen.
She placed three small pots of water on the stove.
Into the first pot went a carrot, the second, an egg, and the third some coffee beans.
Twenty minutes later Grandma took out the carrot, egg, and a small cup of coffee.
What do you see said the Grandma?
“A carrot, an egg and some coffee” said the granddaughter.
Feel the carrot. Peel the Egg. Try the Coffee said Grandma
The young lady felt the carrot. What was once hard had become soft.
The Egg’s surface looked the same, but the soft inside had become hard.
And the coffee, well it spread it flavor and aroma into the water.
That’s when the Grandma said, the same hot water that softens the carrot, hardens the egg.
The same hot water that hardens the egg, makes the coffee spread.
You have zero control about the obstacles, challenges, hardships and heartbreaks, the hot water in your life.
But you have all the control when it comes to choosing the kind of person you want to be.
You can choose to go soft and weak like the carrot.
You can choose to harden up, guarded and cold like the egg.
Or you can choose to change the environment, like the coffee beans.
What will you choose to be?
About Kevin Abdulrahman
Known as The Man Inspiring Millions, Kevin Abdulrahman is a leading motivational speaker to Fortune 500 and government agencies. He has delivered over 3000+ Keynotes and workshops in over 100 countries. When not speaking on a stage to an audience of 10,000+ people, he coaches power players, world leaders, CEOs, Presidents and Royalty on how they can speak with impact.