The Extra Mile

Morning Reflection

A group of 50 people attended a seminar. Suddenly the speaker stopped and started giving each person a balloon. Each one was asked to write his/her name on it using a marker. Then all the balloons were collected and put in another room. Now these delegates were left in that room and asked to find the balloon which had their respective names written on within 5 minutes.

Everyone was frantically searching for their names, pushing and colliding with each other, and there was utter chaos. At the end of 5 minutes, no one could find their own balloons. Now each one was asked to randomly collect a balloon and give it to the person whose name was written on it. Amazingly, within some minutes everyone had their own balloons.

Then the speaker began: This is exactly what’s happening in our lives. Everyone is frantically looking for happiness all over the place, not knowing where it is. But truth be told, our happiness lies in the happiness of others. All we have to do is help them find their happiness and you will get your own happiness too.

This is the purpose of human life… Learn to put a smile on someone’s face, and you will also smile in due course.‚Äč

Remember, you succeed when you make others succeed. So go the extra mile for continuous success and happiness.