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In 100 Words: Elevate Your Game

Statue of Three Smiths, Helsinki, Finland

The coach felt the undercurrent. There was a visible problem between the two teams who were trying to kill each other’s morale before the big game.

One day, the coach gathered both teams in one room. He then drew two lines on the board; one longer than the other. When one of the captains was asked to match the lines, he just erased the part of longer line to match.

The coach smiled and said, “You could have done the same thing by extending the shorter line. To win, we should elevate ourselves rather than trying to pull others down.

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Also Read: Other 100 Word Parables

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  1. Tanmay, I really enjoyed today’s 100 words – if you are raised in a competitive culture it is so easy to get into the mindset of ‘attack’ rather than growth. Thank you! (also, living in Finland, I enjoyed seeing the statue from Helsinki) 🙂

    Best regards,

    • Carl, Thanks for the comment and I am so glad you liked the parable. Glad also that you liked the photo. I had fun visiting Finland often between 2009 and 2010 🙂

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