A farmer’s donkey fell into a well and the poor animal brayed piteously for hours, as the farmer did not know what to do. Since the animal was old, the farmer decided that it just wasn’t worth retrieving the donkey and decided to cover up the well. so he called all his neighbours to help him shovel mud into the well to cover it up. At first the donkey realized what was happening and brayed horribly. Then to everyone’s amazement, he quietened down. ( Never give up)
A few shovel lands, the farmer finally looked down the well and was astonished at what he saw. with every shovel of mud that hit the donkey’s back, he was doing something amazing. He would shake it off and take a step up over the edge of the well and trotting off. Life is much like this, all kind of dirt is shoveled on our lives. Like the donkey, we too can shake it off and take a step up. The troubles and worries of life may be as stumbling blocks in our way, we can make them stepping-stones. Shake them off your path, don’t stop and never give up on your fate. Life isn’t easy , that’s just the way it is.
Never give up
The Eagle has the longest life-span among the birds. In its 40’s, Its long and flexible talons can no longer grab prey which serve as food. ( Eagle Story )
It’s long and sharp beak becomes bent. Then the eagle is left with only two options- die or go through a painful process of change which lasts 150 days.
The process requires that eagle fly to a mountain top and sit on its nest. There the eagle knocks its beak against a rock until it plucks it out. After plucking it out, the eagle will wait for new beak to grow back and then it will pluck out its talons.
When its new talons grow back, the eagle starts plucking its old-aged feathers. After five month, the eagle takes its famous flight of rebirth and live for 30 more year.
Many times in order to survive, we have to start a change process. We sometimes need to get rid of old memories, habits, and other past traditions. Freed from the past burdens, we can take advantage of the present.
Our lives are not determined by what happens to us but by how we react to what happens, not by what life brings to us but by the attitude we bring to life. A positive attitude cause a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events, and outcomes. It is a catalyst, a spark that creates extraordinary results.
Let’s change to make a change. If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.
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