There you are, lazily scrolling your phonebook. No, you’re not searching for a contact. You just don’t feel like listening to the motivational keynote speaker who is about to start his talk. You wish you did not follow your brother’s advice to attend that seminar on personality development. Yes, you know you’re a negative person; but who can blame you? You’ve been through a lot.
Well, you may go home if you want. What’s the sense of attending that seminar if you can’t afford to listen, right? But just so you know, here are the things you’re going to miss. Or shall I say, here are the benefits you can reap should you choose to stay and listen:
Seeing the world through another person’s eyes
That speaker in front of you has lots of beautiful stories to share. He reached where he is right now because of his positive outlook on life. And yes, you need positive energy too. If you choose to just lock yourself in your room or stay with negative people, you won’t be able to see the beautiful things that life has to offer.
Learning to truly accept other viewpoints
Listening to motivational speakers can actually help you enhance your “listening skills.” You will learn how to listen (literally and figuratively) to different viewpoints. You will learn to accept ideas from the people around you. Not everything is about you; take note of that.
Knowing you’re not alone
Of course, you’re not. There are numerous people who have the same problems as yours. There are numerous people who might be willing to help and listen to you; just like your brother. He didn’t convince you to attend that seminar for nothing. He cares about you. All you need to do is open your heart and mind.
Learning to keep your faith strong
Do you believe that nothing is impossible? You should. Because indeed, nothing is impossible if you keep your faith alive and try to be positive at all times. Yes, it’s very hard to do; but that doesn’t mean you can’t do it.
So, there. Do you want more? Sure, you’ll learn more if you choose to stay. Never underestimate the abilities of motivational speakers. Their words can change a million lives. Yes, this one’s true.