Lesson Number One
A crow was sitting on a tree, doing nothing all day.
A small rabbit saw the crow, and asked him, “Can I also sit like you and do nothing all day long?”
The crow answered: “Sure, why not.”
So, the rabbit sat on the ground below the crow, and rested. All of a sudden, a fox appeared, jumped on the rabbit and ate it.
Management Lesson: To be sitting and doing nothing, you must be sitting very, very high up.
Lesson Number Two
A turkey was chatting with a bull.
“I would love to be able to get to the top of that tree,” sighed the turkey, “but I haven’t got the energy.
“Well, why don’t you nibble on some of my droppings?” replied the bull. “They’re packed with nutrients.”
The turkey pecked at a lump of dung and found that it actually gave him enough strength to reach the first branch of the tree. The next day, after eating some more dung, he reached the second branch. Finally after a fortnight, there he was proudly perched at the top of the tree. Soon he was promptly spotted by a farmer, who shot the turkey out of the tree.
Management Lesson: Bullshit might get you to the top, but it won’t keep you there.
Lesson Number Three
When the body was first made, all the parts wanted to be Boss. The brain said,
“I should be Boss because I control the whole body’s responses and functions.”
The feet said, “We should be Boss as we carry the brain about and get him to where he wants to go.”
The hands said, “We should be the Boss because we do all the work and earn all the money.”
And so it went on and on with the heart, the lungs and the eyes until finally the asshole spoke up. All the parts laughed at the idea of the asshole being the Boss. So the asshole went on strike, blocked itself up and refused to work. Within a short time the eyes became crossed, the hands clenched, the feet twitched, the heart and lungs began to panic and the brain fevered. Eventually they all decided that the asshole should be the Boss, so the motion was passed. All the other parts did all the work while the Boss just sat and passed out the shit!
Management Lesson: You don’t need brains to be Boss, any asshole will do!
Lesson Number Four
A little bird was flying south for the winter. It was so cold; the bird froze and fell to the ground in a large field. While it was lying there, a cow came by and dropped some dung on it. As the frozen bird lay there in the pile of cow dung, it began to realize how warm it was. The dung was actually thawing him out! He lay there all warm and happy, and soon began to sing for joy. A passing cat heard the bird singing and came to investigate. Following the sound, the cat discovered the bird under the pile of cow dung, and promptly dug him out and ate him!
- Not everyone who drops shit on you is your enemy.
- Not everyone who gets you out of shit is your friend.
- When you’re in deep shit, keep your mouth shut!
– femi fadumila
What do you think is the difference between a waiter and a lawyer? An answer to this is that one does a menial task while the other, a mental task. The system of the world recognizes this difference and it is evident in their take-home pay. Do you know that in Christianity also, your state of mind goes a long way in determining how you end up in life?
Your mind is the breeding ground for success. Someone once said Jesus never commanded “be it unto you according to my power”; he always said “be it unto you according to your faith”. Why? The power has already been made accessible, but we are yet to make our way of thinking acceptable in order for us to experience our desired success.
A lot of believers claim to be waiting on God for a miracle while in actual sense, God is waiting for them to change their mentality. Most of the things we crave for in life are only a mindset away from us. Consider salvation, it existed over 2000 years ago by the sacrifice of Jesus, you didn’t obtain it by going to the topmost mountain to perform some spiritual gymnastics for 77 days, but by changing your mindset; by believing and accepting the sacrifice of Jesus. Shouldn’t we adopt this principle in all aspects of our life?
Proverbs 4: 23 (NLT) says “above all else, guard your heart, for it affects everything you do”. This entails making sure that only useful information are processed by your mind. Watch what you read & hear, the people you frolic with, the movies you watch, etc. Always expect the best for yourself and others. I see believers utter good requests to God, but expect bad results, and they get it. Their mouth says ‘Lord, I need it’ but their heart yearns ‘It may not work out’. Remember, the expectations of the righteous shall be honoured.
I tell you the truth, for a believer, a conceived success is as potent as one achieved. Birth and breed success in your mind, for they end up becoming the success that the world will see.
– tope aladenusi