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Bekerja Keras


Ada seorang pemuda yang tertarik dengan balap sepeda. Setelah mengumpulkan uang, akhirnya dia mampu membeli sebuah sepeda balap. Dengan senang hati, dia mencoba sepeda balap tersebut. Setelah beberapa hari mencoba, dia kecewa berat. Dia tidak bisa mengendarai sepedanya dengan kecepatan tinggi. Bagaimana pun dia mengayuh, tetap saja sepeda berjalan dengan lambat. Akhirnya dia membawa sepeda tersebut ke tempat dimana dia membelinya.

“Pak, Anda menipu saya! Katanya ini sepeda balap, koq larinya lambat banget. Bahkan kalah oleh sepeda biasa.” katanya sambil marah-marah kepada penjual sepeda.

“Yang benar pak? Padahal pembalap nasional saja menggunakan sepeda seperti ini. Mereka bisa cepat koq?” kata penjual sepeda, keheranan.

“Buktinya? Saya sudah sekuat tenaga mengayuh, tetap saja lambat.” katanya menaikan nada suaranya.

“Mungkin ada yang rusak pak. Boleh saya periksa?” tanya penjual sepeda tetap tenang.

Kemudian dia memeriksa sepeda. Setelah beberapa saat dia berkata:

“Tidak ada yang rusak pak, kondisinya 100% .”

“Tapi.. kenyataannya? Sepeda itu lambat! Coba saja sendiri jika tidak percaya.” kata pemuda tersebut tetap pada nada tinggi.

“Baik pak, akan kami coba.” kata penjual sepeda sambil memberi isyarat kepada anak buahnya untuk mencoba sepeda tersebut.

Wussss…. setelah beberapa saat, sepeda itu melaju dengan kencangnya. Jelas saja membuat pemuda tadi bengong.

“Koq bisa yah?”, kata pemuda tadi bingung.

“Silahkan dicoba lagi. Saya mau lihat cara Anda membawa sepeda.” kata penjual sepeda sambil tersenyum lega, sebab sepedanya memang tidak apa-apa.

Pemuda tersebut mencoba mengayuh sepeda. Dia mencoba mengayuh dengan cepat dan sekuat tenaga. Memang benar, sepedanya tidak melaju dengan cepat. Usaha si pemuda mengayuh sepeda terlihat sia-sia karena sepedanya tidak juga melaju dengan cepat. Akhirnya, dengan badan penuh peluh, dia menghampiri penjual sepeda.

“Apa yang salah yah?”, katanya sambil tetap bingung.

Penjual sepeda tersenyum. Dia sudah menemukan dimana letak kesalahannya.

“Secepat apa pun Anda mengayuh, kecepatannya tidak naik dengan berarti jika Anda tetap di gigi satu.” kata penjual sepeda menjelasnya.

“Oh… jadi harus pindah gigi yah? Bagaimana caranya?”, kata pemuda tersebut sambil menahan malu. Mukanya merah padam. Jika tadi merah karena marah, sekarang merah karena malu. Mengapa pemuda tersebut hanya menggunakan gigi satu? Betul, karena dia menganggap sepeda itu hanya memiliki satu gigi. Bagaimana pun dia bekerja keras, dia tetap saja menyia-nyiakan potensi sepeda itu sebenarnya.

Begitu juga dengan kita. Kita akan bertidak sesuai dengan anggapan kita terhadap diri kita. Jika kita menganggap bahwa potensi kita hanya sebatas apa yang sudah kita dapatkan, mungkin kita juga menyia-nyiakan potensi diri kita sebenarnya.

Life is like a ten-speed bike. Most of us have gears we never use. ~Charles Schultz

“Bagaimana kita bisa menggunakan “gigi” yang lebih tinggi?” Caranya ialah dengan meningkatkan percaya diri. Atau.. Anda tetap bekerja keras tanpa hasil

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