A farmer owned an old donkey. One day the donkey fell into the farmer’s well. It started braying piteously. It brayed so much that the farmer and the neighbors were having a hard time bearing it.
Finally the farmer decided that the donkey was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway. It just wasn’t worth it to try to save it.
He asked all his neighbors to come over and help him. Each of them grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well.
At first, the mule brayed horribly. Then, to everyone’s astonishment, he became quiet.
After some time, the farmer looked down the well and was astonished at what he saw. Every time a shovel of dirt hit the donkey’s back, he shook it off and stepped on it. The bigger the pile of dirt, the higher it stepped up.
Finally, to everyone’s amazement, the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and trotted off!
Whenever life shovels dirt at you, just shake it off and use it as a stepping stone. Your strongest obstacle can become your biggest opportunity, if you don’t surrender in your own mind. Because a person first loses in his own mind, then he loses in reality.
The truth is, obstacles are necessary for your development. It is only in the face of an obstacle we discover how powerful we truly are. This is the process of success.
So if you want to be successful stop making excuses like `My teachers are not helpful’, `My subject is boring’, `Got financial crisis’, `Don’t have the proper environment to study’ or `There is no one to inspire me’.
Take all these obstacles as challenges and learn from those obstacles.
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