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Inspirational stories about life – Self Appraisal (Story # 8)

All of us love inspirational and motivational short stories. The fortunate among us grew up reading, listening, and enjoying many such motivational stories. The memories of those motivational stories are fondly cherished for months, years and decades. Those motivational stories have enhanced our learning and enabled us to experience & enjoy the beautiful world around us. Not only this, those motivational stories have taught us many of the principles and fundamental truths which guide us in our wonderful journey called life. Stories have magical charm about them that appeal people of all ages.

The story which I am going to share with you in inspirational and motivational short stories series is an interesting inspiring story – “Self Appraisal”. Having HR background, this story is also very close to my heart, since it talks about appraisals. I hope this story will inspire, entertain, educate and bring smile on the reader’s face!

Happy story reading, story sharing and story telling!

Inspirational and Motivational Short Stories # 8 – Self Appraisal

One beautiful winter morning, when the sun was fairly up in the sky, a little boy reached on a grocery shop having telephone booth in it. He saw a soda carton; he reached to the carton and pulled it near the telephone booth. Then, he climbed onto the carton so that he could reach the buttons on the phone and proceeded to punch in ten digits (mobile numbers).

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The store-owner observed and curiously listened to the conversation the boy had.

Little Boy asked, “Madam, I am a poor boy, can you give me the job of grass cutting in your lawn?”

Woman (at the other end of the phone line) replied, “Sorry, I already have someone to cut my lawn.”

Little Boy said, “Madam, I will cut your lawn for half the price of the person who cuts your lawn now.”

Woman replied, “I’m very satisfied with the person who is presently cutting my lawn. He is doing a good job.”

Little Boy (with more perseverance) said, “ Madam, I’ll even sweep your curb and your sidewalk, so on Sunday you will have the prettiest lawn in all of Palm beach, Florida.

Woman, “No, thank you.”

With a smile on his face, the little boy replaced the receiver.  The store-owner, who was listening to all this conversation, walked over to the boy.

Store Owner said, “Son… I liked your attitude; I also liked your positive spirit and would like to offer you a job.”

Boy replied, “No, thanks. I appreciate your job offer to me”

Store Owner said, “But you were really pleading for one, when you were talking to the lady over phone.”

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The little boy replied, “No Sir, I was just checking my performance at the job I already have. I am the one who is working for that lady I was talking to!’

Moral of Motivational Short Story – Self Appraisal

This is what we call ‘Self Appraisal’.  In fact it’s not only Self Appraisal, it’s “Proactive Self Appraisal”. This inspiring story encourages seeking proactive feedback. Always try to get feedback from others and be ready to work constructively on that. These feedback help you to take corrective actions before tings getting worst.

Not only this, those feedback will boost your self-confidence when you receive a positive one on your work, like happened with the little boy in the above story.

One more thing I would like to mention, if you have noticed every time if you don’t get ahead of others, you start blaming others for it.  You should look to your self (self appraisal) and do a healthy comparison, find your own weaknesses and work hard to throw away your weaknesses. No body will be able to replace you for your current job.

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