Poking the Iron Ball

Anecdote / Human Resources

Poking the Iron Ball
Eric Garner , CEO, United Kingdom

You can do anything if you just keep doing and persisting.

A very powerful motivational speaker is going to retire. Therefore, when he said he's going to give his last seminar, everyone thronged the box office and snatched all the seats.

On that very day of the seminar, the whole auditorium was packed with his readers, loyal fans, reporters and people who came to just learn from this powerful motivational speaker.

There was a huge and heavy Iron Ball on the stage. Arriving 15 minutes late, the speaker took his time to stroll down the aisle while the audience cheered on.

It was unusual in that the speaker did not have any microphone with him. He didn't greet the audience too. Instead he took out his pen from his pocket and began to poke the Iron Ball softly with the pen.

At the start, everyone was amazed. Everyone tried to predict what he wanted to show. However, after 30 min, 1 hour, 1 hour and 30 min, people started to leave their seats. Some had even thrown their programme brochures at the speaker for wasting their time. But the speaker continued to perform the same activity. Only a handful of people was still engrossed in the act.

At the 2nd hour, something happened. The 1-tonne Iron Ball began to turn and roll. No backstage crew could stop the ball from rolling.

The speaker then said, "The few of you here that see this happen had learnt the most. In life, you just need to keep doing and persist on, and you will achieve greatly!"

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