Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Now that's a good listener

A big focus of my school presentations is the importance of persistence in the face of rejection. After one presentation, the principal wrote me the following:
Our office manager Brian, his daughter, and his two grandchildren were in the audience for part of your presentation. Brian told me that on the drive home, [his] five-year-old [grandson] James asked his mom for some candy, and she told him no. Every few minutes, James asked again, and again, and again. Finally his mother asked him why he kept asking her when she told him he couldn't have any candy. His response was, "Because the man said if you keep asking, you will get it."

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