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Sunday, January 16, 2011

It can be done!

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Yay... found this wise tale today which I heard many years ago. It's so sweet and so inspirational. Hope you like it.

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" 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 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. 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!


Never listen when someone tells you it can't be done!!


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6 comments:

Cosmic said...

Cool and well-expressed story(thanks:0)!

xoxo

Marg said...

That is such a good story. I hadn't heard that one before but it probably is so true. Just gotta believe in yourself, never mind what every one else thinks. Thanks for that story.

Anna E said...

Quite amazing; I was just having a talk with my 14 year old daughter about different goals in life, and she had made her own saying "Uden et mål fortsætter vejen" = "Without a goal the road continues" meaning that without a goal the road just goes on and on endlessly. And then opening the GLP blog and seing you have just written about goals, wasn´t that quite curious?! A wonderful story, and I guess "selective hearing" is the way forward ;-)

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

This is the BEST advice EVER and one I have put into practice many, many times in my life.

It is important to cultivate "tunnel vision" with earplugs...I am proud to say that I have practiced the "deaf" practice forever now!

Angie, Catladyland/Katt Food said...

Great story! You know we really have to turn a deaf ear to that kind of junk. This little froggy tale was a wonderful reminder. We can be our own worst enemy or our biggest cheerleader :)

junelle said...

Yes...Yes and Amen to that sister! Brilliant story~