Several years ago, a balloon salesman was selling balloons on the streets of New York City. When business got a little slow, he would release a balloon. As it floated into the air, a fresh crowd of buyers would gather and his business would pick up for a few minutes. He alternated the colors, first releasing a white one, then a red one and later a yellow one.
After a time, a little Negro boy tugged on his coat sleeve, looked the balloon salesman in the eye and asked a penetrating question. “Mister, if you released a black balloon, would it go up?” The balloon salesman looked at the little boy and with compassion, wisdom and understanding said, “Son, it’s what’s inside those balloons that make them go up.”
De-briefing of this Story
What’s inside of you that matters and not your physical shape or circumstances. Stop looking outside for the reasons of success or failure – it is always inside of you. Therefore always focus on whats inside and make sure to use it fully.
This story can be used to share the importance
1- Using your potential
2- Stop depending on outside circumstances
From the book “See you at the Top” by Zig Ziglar