Recently I read a very inspiring story that I would like to share. This story also starts where all other immortal stories do. It starts with ‘Once upon a time…’

“Once upon a time there was a frog that got trapped at the bottom of a well. He wanted to get out of it and therefore, he started climbing up the wall of the well. Every time he leapt one step upward he used to fall back two steps. This went on and on. On seeing him fail every time, the aquatic life of the well and the creatures outside the well started urging him to give up his quest. They told him that all his efforts were in vain and he would never be able to make it to the top of the well. He did not give in to their pleas and kept on trying, until finally, he made it to the top. On witnessing his feat all the animals gathered around him to ask him how he finally managed to come out of the well. He did not answer them. They kept on asking, when they realised that the frog was deaf. He did not hear their pleas of giving up and the fact that he was ignorant to those discouraging remarks helped him reach his set destination.”

For me, this story is worth sharing and very inspiring because all of need to take a cue from it. There are many times when we slip back and many a times when we have people around us telling us, that we will not be able to make it. As a result, though unconsciously, we pay heed to the ‘world’ and give up on ourselves. But we do not realise that when we want to get somewhere no one but ourselves can help us get there.

Our mind is very peculiar as it works in ways that we may not even come to imagine. It has been scientifically proven that our sub-conscious mind is capable of engendering anything that we wish. And, it is also known that whatever we tell ourselves we become. Therefore, we must only feed positive thoughts into our head and keep the negative away. In today’s time it’s not difficult to come across a negative incident. The world is full of them. So in order to encounter positive thoughts we must start by creating them ourselves. There is enough good in the world once we start looking for it. We can find beauty and happiness in the smile of a child, in the twinkle of the stars, in the love of a mother, in the shoulder of a friend, in the power of prayer and most importantly in ourselves. All that we have to do is, be like the deaf frog, but only deaf towards anything discouraging and pessimistic.

And most importantly, never let anyone tell you that you cannot do something. Never.