Many people are poor today because of their inability to take to corrections. To correct them is to offend them! They do not know, and do not want to know, that being corrected can lead to improvement which can result in a better way of living.
A young married woman thought of running her own small business so that she could have enough time to care for her home.
It was an “EATERY” where the only delicacy was COOKED BEANS AND YAM. The business was progressing until a new twist was introduced.
What was it?
Customers began to demand for more beans than yam. The shop owner did not co-operate. Her complaint was “I want to sell the two items together because those who demand yam never fail to do same for beans.” Sometimes, she insulted customers who demanded beans alone.
Those around her corrected her saying,
“You can increase the quantity of beans you used to cook to accommodate those who do not need yam. If you cooked three measures of beans before, add two. If that is still not enough to take care of them, add more measures. ”
She was furious with (at) those came up with that suggestion.
“You cannot teach me how to run my business, whoever needs beans must by yam.”
Everyone kept quiet and watching .
Soon, customers began to desert her shop; and she began to run at a loss each day so she finally failed in business.
The funny part of the story was the accusation against those around her that they conspired not to buy from her to ensure she failed in business.
Who was responsible for her failure to be corrected?
Can you also be corrected?