Life itself is a race to a finish line. Each one of us are in a race. The finish line are our goals and dreams. Challenges serve as road blocks. To become successful, we need to arm ourselves with will power so as to overcome any road blocks that we might encounter along the way. In this regard, I’d like to share another interesting story, similar to the one I shared on The Honesty Story of the Next CEO.
There once was a bunch of tiny frogs who arranged a running competition,
The goal was to reach the top of a very high tower.
A big crowd had gathered around the tower to see the race and cheer on the contestants.
Then the race began…
Honestly, no one in the crowd believed that the tiny frogs would reach the top of the tower,
You heard statements such as: “Oh, way too difficult! They will never make it to the top!”
or “Not a chance that they will succeed. The tower is too high!”
The tiny frogs began collapsing. One by one…
Except for those who are in a fresh tempo were climbing higher and higher
The crowd continue to yell: “It is too difficult! No one will make it!”
More tiny frogs got tired and gave up…
But one continued to go higher and higher and higher…
This one wouldn’t give up!
At the end, everyone else had given up climbing the tower,
Except for the one tiny frog who after a big effort was the only one who reached the top!
Then all of the tiny frogs naturally wanted to know how this one tiny frog managed to do it?
A contestant asked the tiny frog how the one who succeeded had found the strength to reach the goal?
It turned out…
That the winner was…
The moral lesson of this story is never listen to other people’s tendencies to be negative or pessimistic because they can take away your most wonderful dreams and wishes. Always think of the power which words have because everything you hear and read will affect your actions! Therefore, always be POSITIVE and above all, be deaf when people tell you that you cannot fulfill your dreams! Always think: “I CAN DO THIS!”