No matter what you do in life (not just parties), never be Ebenezer Scrooge.
“”A Christmas song“”, the story of how stingy and cruel Ebenezer Scrooge He learns to love people after being visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve. He will soon be 173 years old and still resonate today. In addition, we assure you that you grew up with the Disney version or the Muppets version.
With the holidays only hours away, here are some lessons to learn from the characters in the popular classic novel from Charles Dickens.
1. Find your team
People generally don’t change the way they are or change their minds overnight, but they do when the spirits of the Christmas past, Christmas present, and Christmas future are involved. If Scrooge had only seen a grave or spied on a party on Christmas Eve, he would not have changed his bad habits. However, the spirits had different talents, which together made a great impact on the rich.
2. Understand when to count your losses
One character we barely talk about is Scrooge’s ex-fiancée Belle. When her boyfriend became obsessed with money and turned into an idiot, she realized there was nothing else to do and decided to go on foot to marry someone else. Yes, at some point Scrooge realized his mistakes, but let’s face it, Belle didn’t have to wait all her life to see him.
When something doesn’t work, it’s okay to give yourself permission to complain about the loss and then move on. You shouldn’t be a martyr for something that doesn’t make you happy or hurt.
3. Mentors can be found in unexpected places.
Scrooge’s first boss, Mr Fezziwig, was a generous man whose influence clearly did not affect the protagonist. But through his spectral tourism, Scrooge was inspired to be a better person by his nephew Fred, who always invited him to the holidays and whom he never heard. Also the attitude of his co-worker Bob Crachit’s commitment and love for his family.
4. It’s not always about you
Jacob Marley’s ghost decides to visit his old partner Scrooge to let him know that other ghosts will visit him at night. Marley’s eternal life is full of sorrows and chains from the bad life he led. Yes, Dickens wasn’t known for his subtlety in creating metaphors, but the idea is very powerful. When you work with other people to build your business, you should look for solutions for everyone, not problems for the world.
The greatest lesson from Scrooge’s story is that it is never too late to change the way we do things or how we see the world. Don’t be afraid to try new things, they could be the best experience of your life.