‘The Black Balloon’

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13th June, 2023

There was a man who made his living selling balloons at a beach. He was center of attraction for the small kids, who came to the beach along with their families.

 The balloon seller used to sell balloons of many different colors. He knew how well the different colors attract the children.

Whenever the business used to get slow, he used to  release a helium-filled balloon into the air. When the children saw the colorful balloon go up, they all wanted one.

They would come up to him with parents, buy a balloon and his sales would go up. All day, he continued to release a balloon whenever sales were slow.

One day, when his balloon sales were low, he adopted the same strategy. He released a helium-filled blue colored balloon into the air. As expected, the balloon man felt someone tugging at his jacket. He turned around and found a little boy smiling towards him.

The balloon seller asked him, “Which color balloon do you want?”

The innocent little boy looked towards helium-filled balloon into the air and asked with a curiosity, “If you release a black balloon, will that also fly?”

Moved by the cute little boy’s concern, the balloon man replied gently, “My dear son, it is not the color of the balloon, it is what’s inside that makes it go up.”

The same principle applies to our lives: It’s what’s inside those counts. Your inner beliefs, core values and principles, personality, character and attitude which defines how successful you will be in life.

Do you know, among these what’s the core inner or inside characteristic of us which accelerates our velocity to go up?

That is our attitude. Yes, our attitude is most important; it applies to every sphere of life, including professional as well as personal life. The great part of attitude is that we can design our lives by changing our attitudes of mind.

As Zig Ziglar said, “It is your attitude, not your aptitude, that will determine your altitude”

It’s inner beauty that counts not the outer one. The caste, skin color or religion does not matter in success. People may show off and manipulate their outer presence and behavior, but if they are not positive from inside, they will not go up high in life.

Always remember – You are born to fly high.  If you have a positive attitude & optimistic approach towards life, you will definitely achieve you goals and get success in life.

Fill your inner self with the right attitude to fly high & stay blessed forever.