Two Frogs - fable # 2
This is a fable of two frogs, the fat frog and the skinny one. One day while looking for some food, they jumped into a pot of milk. The sides of the pot were very greasy and slippery. No matter how hard they tried, they couldn't get out. They kept moving around in the pot.
After a while the fat frog said to his skinny friend, "There's no use paddling any longer. We're just going to drown, so we might as well give up." The skinny frog replied, "Hold on, keep paddling. Somebody will get us out." And so they continued paddling for another couple of hours.
Again the fat frog said, "I'm getting very tired. I'm going to stop paddling and drown. There's no one coming to get us out of here." But the skinny frog replied, " Keep paddling, keep trying." And so they continued for yet another couple of hours.
Finally the fat frog said, "I can't go on any longer. Where's the sense in this? What's the use? We're going to drown anyway." So saying, he stopped paddling and gave up. But the skinny frog kept on paddling.
Ten minutes later, the skinny frog felt something solid under his feet. He had churned the milk into butter, hopped onto it and got out of the pot.
One piece of advice that comes to us from almost every successful person is, 'Do Not Quit.'
It is very easy to lose hope. It is very easy to get frustrated because we do not see any positive results inspite of our efforts. It is very easy to quit because there are too many obstacles in our path.
But remember that often we lose hope and give up just before the breakthrough comes, just before success shows up.
Remember what Harriet Beecher Stowe said,
"When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that it just the place and time that the tide will turn."
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