Try, Try and Try, Until You Succeed

Try, Try and Try, Until You Succeed


Try, Try and Try, Until You Succeed

This is a story about faith, determination and devotion.

Once upon a time, there lived a king who was famous for his bravery and valor. Once he had to fight against a huge army with just a few men. The odds were not in his favor and the king lost the battle.

He ran for his life and took shelter in a nearby cave. Soon he started to feel the despair of losing. He lost confidence in himself and decided to never take part in a battle again. He went as far as to think about giving up his kingdom and live in hiding for the rest of his life.

The king was deeply engrossed in his depressing thoughts when an interesting scene caught his attention. He noticed a spider that was tirelessly trying to spin a web across the ceiling of the cave. Every time the spider crawled up, the thread would break and the spider would fall down. The cycle continues but the spider did not give up.

With nothing better to do, the king keenly observed the spider. The spider kept trying, again and again until finally, it succeeded! It was finally able to climb all the way up and complete the web.

The king began to think to himself, “If a tiny spider can face its failure so bravely, then why should I give up my kingdom? I am a mighty king and I am not going to give up so easily!” This thought gave a new strength to the defeated king. He decided that he will not rest until he has defeated his enemies and reclaimed his kingdom.


"If a tiny spider can face its failure so bravely, then why should I give up my kingdom? I am a mighty king and I am not going to give up so easily!”


With a new determination, the king came out of hiding and built himself an army. He attacked the enemies but, alas, his army got defeated again. Although he failed to win the battle, this time he was not about to give up! So he reassembled his brave soldiers and built a stronger, bigger army and attacked again.

The enemy forces have weakened over time and this time their soldiers were no match for the determined king. Finally, the king was successful in settling the battle in favor. He chased the enemies out of his kingdom and regained control.

The king has learned his lesson from the little spider that perseverance paves the way to success. He knew now that failure can never take over if the determination to succeed is strong enough.

This story teaches an important lesson that our greatest weakness lies in giving up. Talking about determination and perseverance, Thomas Edison said, “The most certain way to succeed in life is always to try just one more time”.

Edison himself followed this advice and now his name is written in gold among the greatest inventors of the world. He was told over and over to give up his dreams because they were unachievable. He didn’t pay heed to such opinions and continued to work towards his goals until he proved everyone wrong!


“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” ~ Thomas A. Edison


We find a number of such inspiring examples because the secret to success is simple: try, try and try, until you succeed!


 

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going!


A Selection of Trying Quotes

“Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.” ~  Albert Einstein


“All life demands struggle. Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish, and insensitive to the real values of life. The very striving and hard work that we so constantly try to avoid is the major building block in the person we are today.” ~ Pope Paul VI


“There is nothing impossible to him who will try.” ~ Alexander the Great


“The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way.” ~ Dale Carnegie


“Do not fear failure but rather fear not trying.” ~ Roy T. Bennett


“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” ~  Robert F. Kennedy


“Great things happen to those who don’t stop believing, trying, learning, and being grateful.” ~  Roy T. Bennett


“A bruise is a lesson… and each lesson makes us better.” ~  George R.R. Martin

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Patience Is Key

Patience Is Key


Patience Is Key

You may have heard this expression over a million times in your life! But you would never have looked at it in a way that it could change your life.

You often take sayings like that for granted. You believe that your life is what it is. There’s barely any shift that a fable can create in its flow.

How very wrong you are!

Patience is not just a virtue; it is a key! To what, you ask?

Well, let’s find out!

Once upon a time there was a man who wanted to be the most successful martial artist in the world. He aspired to be a student of the best master. He travelled for days and arrived at the school. Finally, he met with the teacher. The teacher asked him, “What do you want to learn from me?”

The man answered, “I want to be the best martial artist in the country.”

Impatient and wanting to start as soon as possible, the man could not contain himself. “How much time do you think it will take for me to complete my learning?”

The teacher observed the man closely. He could tell that he was driven and he would make the best of his efforts to learn as quickly as possible. However, he could also tell that the man was impatient.

“It would take you ten years.”

The man could not believe his ears. “But that’s too long!” He answered quite disappointed. “What if I worked twice as hard as everyone else? How long would it take then?”

“It would take twenty years.”

The man felt even more discouraged now. “What if I worked day and night to accomplish my goal?”

“It would take you thirty years.”

The man stopped for a moment. He had observed that the harder he said he would work, the more time the teacher thought would take him to complete the task.

“Why do you think it would take me longer to learn when I will work harder than the rest?” The man asked curiously.

The teacher sighed heavily. He was glad that the man had finally asked him the correct question. “With one eye fixed on your goal, you will only be able to work half as efficiently with the other one. Hence, it will take you longer no matter how hard you work!”

The END

 


Moral: Divided attention would only pay off half your efforts. Everything requires patience along with endeavor!


Patience is the key to many opportunities. In the race of life, we often fear lagging behind others. We undermine the value that patience can add to our efforts and the way it can influence results in our lives.

This fable clearly shows us that patience takes us farther than we give it credit for! Many people think that if they show impatience, they will be able to move faster than others. However, they couldn’t be more wrong! Patience takes you a long way, whether you see it or not. All you need to do is wait it out and see.


“Top 15 Things Money Can’t Buy Time. Happiness. Inner Peace. Integrity. Love. Character. Manners. Health. Respect. Morals. Trust. Patience. Class. Common sense. Dignity.” ~ Roy T. Bennett


A Selection of Patience Quotes


“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.”  ~ A.A. Milne


“He that can have patience can have what he will.” ~ Benjamin Franklin


“The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter.”  ~ Paulo Coelho


“Patience is a conquering virtue.”  ~ Geoffrey Chaucer


“Top 15 Things Money Can’t Buy
Time. Happiness. Inner Peace. Integrity. Love. Character. Manners. Health. Respect. Morals. Trust. Patience. Class. Common sense. Dignity.” ~ Roy T. Bennett

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