Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Doubt your abilities? Remember Caesar


"Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are," Malcolm Forbes said.
I have a friend who is hugely talented, but has remained at a rock-bottom post for two decades in the newspaper industry. If only he had asserted himself, he would have reached the top. 
We may be dubbed Narcissist, but I think life makes no sense if we do not have strong self-esteem.
Julius Caesar was captured by pirates. They negotiated with his friends and relatives for a big sum. An incensed Caesar told them: “You fools. Don’t quote such a measly sum for a person of my status. Double the price.” They did.
While waiting for the money for several days, he joined in their games and exercises, as if he was their leader and not prisoner. He also wrote poems, but repeatedly told them that once freed, he would raise an army, return and kill each of them.
He kept his word.

19 comments:

  1. Wow. I did not know Julius Ceaser. That is nice information.

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  2. quite informative and interesting :)

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  3. Inspirational! Will try boss!

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  4. Strong self-esteem coupled with demanding your rights is important. If you keep quiet, the world will pass you by.

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  5. Inspirational and motivating .Thanks for sharing .

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  6. Hmmmm..very true...most of us underestimate ourselves, when we are capable of doing and achieving a lot more.

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  7. If thats history, and not a legend, Caesar is truly great

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  8. inspirational Boss

    should give it a try!
    tc

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  9. nice... some day i wish to go julies ceaser on everyone who underestimated me :P

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  10. i love julius ceaser bits and this one, do i need to tell nything..lolz... gudone..

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  11. That’s a pat at the back for those sloppy heads…nevertheless I feel there is something that drags back occasionally despite having will power and self determination etc…

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  12. Quite true. Mere talent without self-esteem is nothing.

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  13. Didn't know this piece of history. That is very inspirational. I shall think of this if I ever get kidnapped! But then ,once my family finds out I doubled the ransom, I would be mince meat!

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