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>>>

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Making an Effort for a Better Tomorrow

  Making an Effort for a Better Tomorrow Making an effort for a better tomorrow is imperative for each of us. Running away from this responsibility does not make matters easier for us. It simply makes our life harder. Let’s read the following fables to get a clearer idea of what we’re talking about.   The Ant and the Grasshopper On a fine autumn day, a family of Ants was working relentlessly to dry out the grain that they had collected and stored during the summer season. Since, winter was looming over their heads just a few days away, the Ants wanted to prepare for it before it arrived and they would no longer be able to find food out in the open. They had already done the difficult part of the job, collecting food in the hot and dry summer. All they needed to do now was prepare it>>>

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Age is Just a Number

  Age is Just a Number Remember the thrill of rock climbing, scuba diving, bungee jumping and many more adventures of the sort? If you are looming near your 50s, these are the things that you probably miss the most. You experience the best memories of your life at the peak of your age. Young and hot blooded as you are you can accomplish just about anything! With passing time, you lose this agility. However, does that mean that you lose your abilities too? Absolutely not! The example of the Old Lion shows quite clearly that for the King of the Jungle, Age is just a number! The Old Lion Once upon a time….. There was an old and sick Lion living in a cave. He lay there forgotten day in and day out. Nobody cared about him. He was losing his speed and could not chase after his prey>>>

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Fighting Your Demons: The Story of Doubt and Delay

Fighting Your Demons: The Story of Doubt and Delay Do you know what stops you from achieving your dreams? Millions of negative thoughts start sprouting up in our head as soon as we think about starting something new. The fear of failure paralyzes us to the extent that we never move out from our comfort zones. As a result, we all go through life without achieving the big dreams we dreamed and the many goals we had once set for the future. Arthur Montgomery lived in the same fear for forty odd-years of his life. He was a chef in a lawyer’s suit. He spent every day in the courtrooms prosecuting criminals and fighting off crime on the streets. However, he could never fight against his inner demons. At home when he looked in the mirror he saw a failure. His haggard features and lifeless eyes mocked him. He could hear>>>

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Believing is Achieving

Believing is Achieving The power of belief is an amazing thing that has led people to achieve some of the most remarkable feats to go down in history. The first step towards achieving your lifelong dreams is to believe that you can! Once you believe in yourself, you will find the determination and motivation to work tirelessly toward your goals. Anton Chekhov summed up the power of belief in a single line when he said that, “Man is what he believes.” The key to success is as simple as believing in yourself and working hard to realize your goals. Let’s have a look at some inspiring stories of people who took this advice to heart, dreamed big and did not give up! The Wright Brothers The airplane is one of the most revolutionary inventions in the history of mankind but do you know about the struggles of the two brothers>>>

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Drowning Your Fears

Drowning Your Fears This is a story of a little buffalo that learned to overcome his fears. A long time ago, a little buffalo lived in the plains of Africa. He was living a comfortable life with his herd but one thing was always on his mind: LIONS! The mere thought of lions terrified him to the core.  One day he approached his father and said, “Dad, can we move away from the plains, please?” This unusual request surprised his dad because he always thought that his son loved the vast plains. “Why do you wish to move away from the plains, my son. Is something wrong?” inquired the worried dad. The little buffalo hesitated a bit but explained, “I am just afraid of the lions, dad. They can get us in the plains. What shall I do if I see a lion?” The large male replied, “Dear son, I>>>

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Rejection Does Not Justify Giving Up

Rejection Does Not Justify Giving Up Once upon a time….. There was a farmer who lived in small village. He made a very small income with the harvest that he carried to the town on the back of his donkey to sell. He was a man with a limited vision and felt content when the smallest of his needs were fulfilled. Every day, the farmer took the same road to and from the town. One day, on his way back home, the farmer stopped by a well to have some water. Unfortunately, as he looked for the well’s bucket, his donkey fell into it. The farmer felt quite miserable at losing his donkey like that. However, the donkey was not dead yet. It cried out to his master to help him out of the well. The farmer stared at the pathetic creature. It had been with him for a very>>>

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Shoot For the Moon – Even If You Fall You Will Land among the Stars

Shoot For the Moon – Even If You Fall You Will Land among the Stars Once upon a time, a poor man lived by a forest with his family. He was so poor he could barely provide for his wife and children. One day they had nothing eat. Out of desperation, he decided to go hunting. He knew he had a poor aim and the forest was full of snakes but that did not stop him from taking out his shotgun. He set off for the forest with his last three bullets. As he went down the road he saw a rabbit. He fired a shot but the rabbit was very quick and easily ducked behind a bush. A little disappointed, he went further and saw a squirrel. Again, he shot but missed. Cursing his luck he went a little further into the forest and saw a turkey in the>>>

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Water the Rose Despite Its Thorns

Water the Rose Despite Its Thorns We never hesitate to pick a rose despite the fact that the thorns can prick us; similarly, we should not be afraid to take risks and love people who may not seem to deserve it. Everyone is flawed and make mistakes every now and then but why focus on them? Focus on what you like about people and be empathetic to bring out peace and happiness in your life. This story of an old man and a scorpion is the perfect example of how one should show kindness even to those who hurt us. One morning, when passing a stream, a wise old man saw a scorpion. It was floating helplessly in the water. The old man knew that the scorpion will definitely drown if he does not do anything to save its life. Thinking quickly, the old man stretched out on a root>>>

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My Journey Back to Light

My Journey Back to Light At an alcoholics anonymous meeting, Jack Davidson shared his transforming tale. The way he fought against all odds and became the motivational speaker he is today. What is his secret? According to him, it is the fact that he never loses the sight of light. He explains what this light in the story below: ‘What are you most afraid of? Is it the failure? Or maybe it is death? Do you still keep the night lamp on for fear of the dark? Like many people, darkness scares me but it is not the childlike phobia of the monsters lurking underneath nor is it the absence of light. I am afraid of the inner darkness that engulfs our souls…that makes us stray from the straight path and delves us deep into the alley of chaos. They say that addiction often runs in our veins. My father>>>

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