The Story about the Pencil and the Pencil Maker
During the time of the Guilds in the Middle Ages, there was a famous Pencil Maker, Hyman Lipman. One day as he stumbled to pack a batch of Pencils, he watched them intently and took on aside. He took a deep breath and said:
“There are 5 things you have to learn before you I send you out into the World. Always remember this 5 things and you will be a great pencil.”
ONE You are capable of many great things, but only if you allow yourself to be in someone else’s hand.
TWO You will experience a painful sharpening from time to time but you will need it to become a better pencil.
THREE You have an eraser. It is the ability to correct the mistakes you made.
FOUR The most important part of you will always be what is inside.
FIVE On every surface where you are in, regardless of its condition, you must leave your mark.
Then he turned over the pencils to the batch and wrapped them in thin paper and onto the box. The pencil was shipped and used by a famous italian painter and drew most of the studies that became World-renowned masterpeices today.
In hindsight, that pencil understood and promised to remember those 5 things.