A "Black Swan Event" is when the unexpected occurs, causing a huge mindshift and change in how the world works. People never imagined that Black Swans existed, until the discovery of the first Black Swan... (as per book "The Black Swan", by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, 2007, that sold over 3 million copies)

Is a perception change the next Black Swan Event? Consider that by changing perception we might change the world. Look at everyday things from different angles. Find beauty in the unexpected...
Change our thinking, change our actions, change our world!

See that all people are part of God's puzzle and have something to give. Black swans do exist. The ugly duckling was actually a swan who needed to discover himself and where he fitted and be who he was meant to be. To the last, the lost and the least, you are beautiful as you are.
May all who visit this page feel God's touch and experience His blessing...

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

The Right Time to Select Volunteers is When They Want to Do the Task

A fictional story:
Three children are dancing around on their knees in front of the teacher, hands in the air, begging to be chosen to take the lunch orders to the office.
Me.
Me!
Let me do it!

The teacher stares over their bobbing heads and says, Matthew, please would you take this to the office, as I know I can trust you. The three children's hands go limp and they sit with a plop, looking deflated.

The next day the same thing happens, though the three's enthusiasm is muted, and another child is chosen. The day after that, the children stare into the faded carpet as the teacher chooses someone else to take the lunch orders to the office.

At the end of the year, when the teacher calls for volunteers, she wonders why everyone seems so unenthusiastic. Why don't any of you ever want to do anything, she grumbles in frustration. The children stare.

But Miss, Simon pipes up, every time I volunteered for the things I wanted to do, you chose someone else. Are we allowed to do anything?
The teachers shouts at him, saying, don't get clever with me Simon. There is no reason to stop trying.
Sorry Miss, Simon mumbles, but he doesn't stick up his hand again, and he tries not to comment again in class.

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