Destined For Greatness
I was feeling a little down today, didn't publish any article because I have non-compete yet and felt maybe I should read a book and probably get an idea of something to write. I found an interesting short story that I should share.
"Once upon a time in a faraway land, there lived a wise man, let’s call him a philosopher, and his disciple. One day in their travels, they saw a hut in a distance.
As they approached it, they realized its occupied in spite of its extremely poor appearance.
In that desolate place where there were no crops and no trees, a man lived with his wife, three young children, and a thin, tired cow. Since they were hungry and thirsty, the wise man and his disciple stopped for a few hours and were well received.
At one point, the wise man asked: “This is a wretched place, far away from anything. How do you survive?”
“You see that cow? That’s what keeps us going,” said the head of the family. “She gives us milk, drink and make some into cheese. When there is extra, we go into the city and exchange the milk and cheese for other types of food. That’s how we survive.”
The wise man thanked them for their hospitality and left. When he reached the first bend in the road, he said to his disciple: “Go back, get the Cow, take her to the Cliff in front of us, and Push her off.” The disciple could not believe what he was hearing. “I cannot do that, master! How can you be so ungrateful? The cow is all they have. If I throw it on the cliff, they’ll have no way to survive. Without the cow, they’ll all die!”
The wise man took a deep breath and repeated the order: “Go ahead. Push the cow off the cliff.”
Maybe it's time for you, am not talking about an actual cow. If you need growth in your life, let that fear down the cliff. You have all the necessities, good health is all you need to make a change. If you still holding on to that cow. Never will you make a difference in your life. Hardly realize your capabilities. Decide if you'll depend on milk and cheese all your life. Or you are destined for greatness!