A long time ago a Pencil Maker was preparing to put an important pencil in a box. Before doing so though, he took the pencil aside.
“There are 5 things you need to know before I send you out into the world” he told the pencil. “Never forget them, and you will become the best pencil you can be.”
“One: You will be able to do many great things, but only if you allow yourself to be held in someone’s hand.”
“Two: You will experience a painful sharpening from time to time, but you’ll need it to become a better pencil.”
“Three: You will be able to correct any mistakes you might make.”
“Four: The most important part of you will always be what’s inside.”
“And Five: On every surface you are used on, you must leave your mark. No matter what the condition, you must continue to write.”
Lessons from this story:
- You must often be carefully guided by someone else through coaching or mentorship. Find yourself a mentor.
- Constantly take the time to sharpen your skills through feedback and learning.
- Embrace the mistakes you make as opportunities to learn and get better.
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