It’s a well known story.It goes like this : There was a running race among a group of frogs. The finish line was at the hill top. On the day of the announcement of the race some of them were filled up with confidence that they could reach. And there was this other category with the thought that they could give a try. But in the succeeding days it was discussed among the frogs that the destination was too high for a frog to reach. This started creating a fear among the frogs who decided to participate which finally lead to the decrease in count of participants on the D-Day. “On your mark. Get set. Go” the race started with all jubilation. As the frogs go up and up, they heard only the words of discouragement in their head. “If you can’t, just quit” ; “It’s too high for you. You must leave” and so on. When it was half way through the hill, only 1 frog was approaching the zenith. Everyone was amazed on the capacity of that frog. And with all the spirit, it completed the race. During the prize distribution ceremony, that frog was asked how he could manage to reach the top when others quit. It was then came to lime light that the frog was deaf.
This applies to us also. When we are targeting something and started to move in that direction to attain it, we will also face many people on our way. Some may encourage us, some may support us. But there will be many who will demotivate us, who will say “It will be tough for you” ; “Better quit rather than hurting yourself with the pain of losing” and so on.
If we listen to their words and get out of our race, we have to be loser everytime. At the same time, if we tell to ourself “Yes it is tough for me. But it’s not impossible for me” ; “If I fail I won’t be hurted, I will be gaining a lesson from it” then we can surely cross the finish line.