Following is a short story my father told me some 6 years ago and this story inspired me so much that I made an unthinkable decision that changed my life.

Here is the story.

Once a race was organized for frogs. The task for the frogs was to reach the top of a tower. Tower was very tall and it seems nearly impossible to reach there.
A large crowd had gathered around the tower to see the race and cheer on the contestants.

Among participating frogs was a lean, thin and relatively weak frog. People were telling him how in the world could he beat the other fit and healthy frogs to reach the top of the tower.

The race began…

Everyone in the crowd genuinely believed that none of the frogs could 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 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 frogs got tired and gave up, but ONE continued higher and higher and higher. This one would not give up!  Everyone else had given up climbing the tower except for the one frog that after a tremendous effort was the only one who reached the top!
And the frog was that thin, lean and weak frog.

 

How did that weak frog manage to complete the race?
THEN all of the other frogs naturally wanted to know the answer to this question. A contestant asked the tiny weak frog how had he found the strength to achieve the goal? It turned out that the winner was DEAF!!!!
He wasn’t hearing any of those crap that people were telling him. He was just himself running the race and completing it.

That day I realized how easily we limit ourselves under the influence of others.

Moral: Never listen to other people’s tendencies to be negative or pessimistic because they take your  dreams and wishes away from you. 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 dreams! Always think I can do this!

 

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