The parable has it that a pencil maker took the pencils he made aside just before putting them into the box for packaging to the market. “There are five things you need to know”, he told the pencils, “before I send you into the world.” He continued, “always remember and don’t forget them, and you will become the best pencils you can be.”

The five important lessons the pencil maker taught the pencils were:
1. Everything you do will always leave a mark.
2. You can always correct the mistakes you have made.
3. The most important part of you will always be what is inside.
4. In life, you will undergo painful sharpening which will make you a better pencil.
5. To be the best pencil you can be, you must allow yourself to be held and guided by the hand that holds you.

My question to you my friend is:
# Do you leave an indelible mark in the things you do and places you go?
# Are you bold to accept you made mistakes and ready to correct them?
# Have you discovered your inherent and hidden treasures?
# What is your attitude to adversity?
# And lastly, do you have a mentor?

Your answers to these silent and salient questions will determine how successful you will be in your next years.

Remember, “we are nothing but pencils in the hand of the CREATOR”

How I wish everyone on earth will understand this simple principle, our world would have been better than this. Let’s think about this and do something. I believe our world can be better.

Till next time, keep impacting your circle of influence.

Culled and edited.

Tolu Oluwapojuwo


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