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hispanic motivational speakerStupid People Poem

 

Subject: Leadership, Motivation, Individuality, Success Poem


How many of us have ever taken advice from someone only to regret it later on?  Many of us I'm sure; present company included.  I don't know why it is that we listen to stupid people.  Now before you get bent out of shape and think I'm being harsh by using the word stupid, let me accurately define what I mean.  You see, I think there are two categories of people.

 

Category 1: People who don't know, who have a genuine lack of knowledge.  This type of person can be any one of us.  These are not stupid people.

 

Category 2: Now, people who KNOW they don't know, but PRETEND to know...and love telling you how YOU should be doing things...even though they've never done it themselves...these ARE the stupid people I'm referring to.  These are folks who always want to give you advice, but they themselves don't practice what they preach.  These are people who are so detached from reality that they perceived themselves as experts or 'knowing what they're talking about'.  You with me?

 

Did you ever have an idea, ONLY to be convinced to do it differently.  And by doing it your friend's way, it turned out bad and when you told your friend they just didn't seem to care?  Or maybe even replied by saying, "Well, you should not have listened to me!"   And at that moment you felt like such an idiot for taking their advice.  If you've had this experience, this poem about category 2 types is for YOU :-)


Why Do I Listen 

Damn, O Damn, why do I listen,

To stupid people, why do I listen.

 

I had an idea that I thought was great,

So off I went to tell my friend Nate,

 

As I told him my plan, he seemed perplexed,

He didn’t like my idea, rejected at best,

 

"How can I improve it?", I asked with fear,

Doubting my own abilities and wanting to hear, 

 

Change this, change that and it'll be fine,

Add this, take away that, it’ll save you time,

 

Now he said, “Your plan is ready,

Take each step and just be steady”,

 

I did what he said and I started to try,

But three months later my plan had died,

 

I went to my friend who’s advice I thought true,

He looked and said, “What do you want me to do?”

 

No help, no support, only ridicule it seemed,

A heavy blow to my self-esteem,

 

Damn, O Damn, why do I listen,

To stupid people, why do I listen.

 

Now all alone, after a failed attempt,

My mind now vexed, I felt contempt,

 

Some contempt for my friend who gave me advice,

But more for myself, now I’m paying the price,

 

When I changed my idea, to accommodate my friend,

It was no longer mine, I was trying to pretend,

 

I sold myself out, when I listened to those,

Now I feel bad, why do you suppose?,

 

Then a voice inside responded...

 

The answer is easy, you failed with your wares,

Not because it wasn’t good, because the idea was theirs,

 

You stopped listening to yourself because you didn’t believe,

That your idea, on it merits you could achieve,

 

A level of success, unimaginable to you,

You doubted your talents, and now you’re blue,

 

But it gets worse,...

 

Now your afraid to try something new,

Because you past failure is haunting you,

 

But it was never your idea, don’t you understand,

It stopped being yours when you changed your plan,

 

You listened to others, that’s what went wrong,

You doubted yourself, you just went along

 

Damn, O Damn, why do I listen,

To stupid people, why do I listen.

 

So go back again, this time stay true,

To the idea you hatch, you planned within you.

 

And if it doesn’t work, you have no one to blame,

But at least you'll know you tried your game,

 

Plan again, keep adjusting, it will turn,

In your favor, and you won’t get burned,

 

Success isn’t easy, you need time to build,

But in the end, your pockets will be filled,

 

With money of course, but happiness to the letter,

Cause when you do it your way, oooh, it feels so much better.

 

 

Victor Antonio G., October, 2004


 

                                             

Motivational Speaker Articles

Ode to Og Mandino

Leadership-Time Management

Stupid People Poem

Christmas Story: Misfits

Leadership-Winning Mindset

Sales-Prime Contractor

Netflix-Blockbuster Competition

Sales Training Bob

Cash Money Tree

Leadership & Trust

Management Style

Your Capacity for Success

Create Cash Flow-Equity

Pay for Performance

Road Trip to Success

The Good Life

Power Shift-Toffler

Incentive Programs

Compromise Poem

Business and Ladders

Speaker on Vanity

Leadership Style - Skill

Selling Through Channels

Consequences

Exploiter Poem

Keynote on Revenge

Motivation and Money

Computer Poem

Selling & Optimism

Speaking of Action

Keynote on Greatness

Essay on Equality

Torpedoing Success

Consumer Motivation

Creative Destruction

Motivation and Selling

The Success Matrix

Squirrel Wins - Focus

Why Take Action

Latino Market Growth

Motivational Failure

Speaking of Talent

Speaker Success Poem

Selling Without Wires

Sales Storage Evolution

Acres of Diamonds

Motivational Principle

Professional Public Speaking

Diversity & Multicultural

Sales Ethics-To Tell

Monopoly of Ideas

Self-Esteem Motivational

Employee Recognition

Overcoming Fear

Cold Calling CEOs

Reality is Plastic Poem

Life Coach - What a Joke

Innovation and Technology


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