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…. and honestly:
No one in the crowd really believed that the tiny frogs would reach the top of the tower.
You heard statements such as:
‘Oh, WAAAAAAAAAYYYY too difficult!!’
‘They will NEVER make it to the top.’
‘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 QUIT climbing the tower.
Except for the one tiny frog who, after a big effort, was the only one who reached the top!
THEN 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 this tiny frog….was DEAF!!!!
The wisdom of this story is:
Never listen to other people’s tendencies to be negative…. because they take your most wonderful dreams and wishes away from you — the ones you have in your heart! (They might be trying to protect you or trying to make themselves feel better – it doesn’t matter, do NOT listen!)
Always think of the power words have. (There’s life and death in the power of the tongue – Proverbs 18:21.)
Everything you hear and read will affect your actions!
Therefore: ALWAYS be….POSITIVE! For the sake of yourself AND for others!
And above all: Be DEAF when people tell YOU that you cannot fulfill your dreams!
I got this courtesy of Carrie Wilkerson the Barefoot Executive.
Check out Carrie’s Boss movie at http://www.thebossmovie.com