Once upon a time, there was an ambitious group of frogs who competing a climbing competition. The goal was to reach the top of a peak of tree. A huge crowd of frogs had gathered around the tree to watch the race and cheer the contestants. The race began.
The frogs in crowd could not believe that the tiniest frog contestant would ever reach the top of the really big tree. After all, it was a really big tree. The crowd grew and they were yelling,
“Oh, that is WAY too difficult!!’
“They will NEVER make it to the top.”
“Not a chance that they will succeed. The tree is too high!”
One by one, the all frogs began collapsing, falling from the tree. Except for few , who were in tempo, climbed higher and higher. But the crowd continued to yell,
“It is too difficult!!! No one will make it!”
Many frogs got tired and gave up. The tiniest frog continued climb higher and higher and higher. It appeared that this one little frog wouldn’t give up!
All of the other frogs had already given up climbing the really big tree, except for the one tiny frog who continued to climb. After his amazing effort, he reached the the very top of the very tall tree! Of course, all of the other tiny frogs wondered how this one tiny frog managed to make it to the top when so many others had given up.
A fellow 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!
Moral : Never listen to other people’s tendencies to be negative or pessimistic. Don’t give permission to others take your most wonderful dreams away from you. Believe in yourself and be just like that tiny frog who didn’t listen and you just might make it to the top!
Winners never pay attention to what other people’s opinions are when it comes to their dreams and goals. Focus on your goal and march in confidence. People who are not playing with you, people who are not helping you reach your destination, will always have opinions and generally – a negative one. Do not pay any attention to them.