If you frequent my blog, then probably you already know that I love to share stories on some of my posts. Probably because, stories motivate, inspire me and keeps me going. It is also my objective to inspire others by sharing the stories here. I got this story below from my sister through email and I find it so nice that I can't help but to share it here. It's all about believing in yourself, being positive and never being discouraged by criticisms. The power of words is very important and it lies to us whether we want to be be affected by others.
Here it goes....
Once upon a time there 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....
The race began....
Honestly, no one in crowd really 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." "Not a chance that they will succeed. The tower is too high!" The tiny frogs began collapsing. One by one....Except for those, who in a fresh tempo, were climbing higher and higher.... The crowd continued to yell, "It is too difficult!!! No one will make it!" More tiny frogs got tired and gave up....
But ONE continued 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 other tiny frogs naturally wanted to know how this one frog managed to do it?
A contestant asked the tiny frog how he had found the strength to succeed and reach the goal?
It turned out that the winner was DEAF!!!!
The wisdom of this story is:
Never listen to other people's tendencies to be negative or pessimistic because they take your most wonderful dreams and wishes away from you -- the ones you have in your heart! Always think of the power 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 dream!
There are times when we encounter people who would put us down. This is what they say as "crab mentality" which is especially true if you are in a corporate world. People will step on you when they see that you are moving up. Some people cannot be simply happy for the success of other people and even this is very hard to bear, we are living in a world that's full of trickery and competition is very stiff, a thing which we have to accept and face. So, we have to be tough at all times. While getting positive criticisms helps us to improve our weaknesses, we should also learn to filter those which are constructive and those which are destructive.
I hope that you enjoyed this story. I did!