A story of a tiny frog....
Once upon a time, a bunch of tiny frogs decided to embark on a competition to determine the first person to reach the top of a very high tower. On the appointed day, a large crowd of spectators gathered around the tower not only to watch the race but also to cheer on the contestants. However, no one in the crowd believed that any of the tiny frogs could possibly make it to the top of the tower. As the race commenced, the spectators began to make statements like;
“Why would these tiny guys make a fool of themselves? This is practically impossible”
“The tower is too high. There is no way they could ever get to the top.”
“Attempting to climb the tower is, on its own, a herculean task, let alone getting to the top of it”
“They will all soon drop out. But at least we get to have some entertainment.”
One by one, the tiny frogs started collapsing and dropping off the race with the exception of a few who were determined to follow through their pursuit. As they trudged on, the crowd yelled even louder;
“Why harm yourselves? You might even get killed!”
“You can’t go on doing this. Isn’t your life more valuable than whatever price you want to win?”
“He who fights and runs away lives to fight another day!”
As the voices got louder, the remaining frogs began giving up one by one until all of them dropped out, with exception of ONLY ONE who steadily continued climbing as if oblivious of the happenings around him. Although left alone in the race, he refused to give up. And in one long final leap, he made it to the top of the tower. After the applause had subsided and he had claimed his price, the spectators and the other contestants were curious to know how he did it. As the questions were flying, they noticed that he only nodded and gave no reply.
Then the reality suddenly hit everyone.
He was DEAF!
Lesson of the story:
Ignore the pessimism of others. It can take your dreams from you. Stay positive.
Be DEAF when people tell YOU that YOU can not fulfill YOUR dreams!
I always think there is a balance to everything. Let's not be affected with the pessimism and negativity from others but listen to facts and advice especially if they are in fact true.