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This teaching story was given to me by a participant at a boot camp on effective leadership in business. I use this story /poem in business training workshops on best practices in team building, how to discourage the blame game and how to stop ‘that’s not my job’ mentality. The story applies to life in general, families and any group that you can think of.
Heres my take on the story: as a promoter of staying upbeat I believe anybody can do the following: in many business offices, families and organizations those with the victim mentality think that nobody else does anything.
Dont waste your energy playing the victim. Instead of complaining about the darkness light a candle. Do the right thing even when nobody is looking or even when you dont get the credit. You build character. You build problem solvers muscles. Besides, with a relaxed and clear heart, you will sleep better at night.

So, as leaders let you and I become the locomotives to educate, motivate, energize and empower everybody so that nobody can complain to anybody about life being hopeless due to that somebody!
Idealistic, you say, so what. Wouldnt you prefer to look towards possibilities rather than run away from problems and become a depressed person with the victim mentality? Besides, achievers have direction. They look for projects. They are doers. They get energized taking responsibilities. And in all this they stay young. You and I are achievers.

Dr. Louise Aznavour
Psychologist = Solution Oriented Coaching =
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