Years ago an elementary school teacher chose to make a special video to share with her first-grade class. The video was shot in a school playroom filled with toys young kids absolutely love. One of the toys was an inflated Bobo the Clown doll, a long-time favorite with the children, which stood almost as tall as the first graders themselves. Next to Bobo was a large plastic baseball bat.
During one of her lunch hours, the teacher filmed one particular little boy in the playroom who was having fun with Bobo. In fact, she made it a point to encourage the little boy to use the plastic bat to inflict some serious damage to the unsuspecting (and innocent, I might add) plastic clown. So the little boy gladly obliged and began whacking Mr. Bobo like it was a professional baseball homerun derby.
Bobo proceeded to have a bad day. The little boy had a great time. And the teacher got it all on film.
(This post is derived from my forthcoming book, Mediocre Me: How Saying No to the Status Quo Will Propel You from Ordinary to Extraordinary, and is currently available at all major online booksellers and will arrive in bookstores March 12, 2013).
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