There was a man who made a living selling balloons at a fair. He had all colors of balloons - red, yellow, blue, and green. Whenever business was slow, he would release a helium-filled balloon into the air and when the children saw it go up, they all wanted to buy one. They would come up to him, buy a balloon, and his sales would go up again. He continued this process all day.
One day, he felt someone tugging at his jacket. He turned around and saw a little boy who asked, "If you release a black balloon, would that also fly?"
Moved by the boy's concern, the man replied with empathy, "Son, it is not the color of the balloon, but what is inside that makes it go up."
The same thing applies to our lives. What is on the inside is what counts. The thing inside us that makes us go up is our attitude. Have you ever wondered why some individuals, organizations, or countries are more successful than others? It is not a secret. These people simply think and act more effectively. They have learned how to do so by investing in their most valuable asset - people.
“The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total
responsibility for our attitudes. That's the day we truly grow up.”
~ John C. Maxwell