Do You Believe?
Updated: Sep 6
Strange Pairings That Work Well Together For A Greater Good
On the fifty-fourth floor of Opportunity Central the president, Success, was having a meeting with her vice-present, Doubt. As usual, they both were dressed to impress as they discussed matters of utter importance.
"So, Doubt. I gave Universe a progress report of the results of our efforts last year, and He was quite impressed," Success said with enthusiasm. She sat behind her well-organized mahogany desk, in a leather executive chair. The fifty-year-old didn't look a day over thirty, stress-free living had a lot to do with her appearance.
"That's awesome news, Success," Doubt said cheerfully. The forty-five-year-old sat before the desk looking like he could be Billy Dee William's twin brother. "Hundreds of thousands of people actually desired to live their dreams, that's always a beautiful thing."
"Agreed, my friend. Numbers were way up from last year, but they most definitely can, and should, be much higher."
"You're right, Success. But with our standards so high, not everyone is willing to do what it takes."
"Well, if anything, our standards won't decrease, but increase considerably. It's bigger than a momentary victory, future generations of phenomenal stories will be determined by what transpires in the here and now."
"Agreed, Success. So, who's a the top of the list for today?"
Success picked up a sheet of paper from atop her desk, "Ms. Jacqueline Parker. She's a forty-year-old divorced mother of twin sons. She's the private secretary of John West, attorney at law. Though she likes her job, she longs to someday be her own boss. She loves to cook and bake, so she's thinking of running a restaurant. Her primary concerns are lack of capital, as well as a lack of belief from people she loves."
"Sounds typical enough," Doubt said nonchalantly.
"She truly believes she wants it, Doubt. She believes that if it wasn't for her two setbacks, she could actually pull it off."
"You feel her desire that strongly, Success?"
"I do, Doubt. This is the reason why she's number one on the list."
"Alright then, how do you want me to proceed?"
"I want everyone on board for this one."
"Wow! Everyone huh? This is a really big deal."