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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The Dog and the Reflection

The Dog and the Reflection Once upon a time, a dog lived in a small town. Every day, he would sit outside the butcher’s shop hoping that the butcher would toss him a bone. One day he was sitting there when the butchered took pity on him and gave him the biggest, juiciest bone he had ever had! The dog couldn’t believe his fortune. He immediately got up and happily scurried away with the bone in his mouth. He wished to enjoy his prized bone alone so he went around in search of the best spot to devour it. With the bone in mouth, he came across a river. As he crossed the narrow footbridge, he happened to look down at his reflection in the water. In his haste and excitement, he failed to realize that it was his own reflection. The silly dog thought it was another dog, carrying>>>

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The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree Who doesn’t know about the legendary tale of the giving tree? At some point in time in our childhood, our parents have read this story to us. Back then, it gave us a clear sense of their selfless and unconditional love. Now that we are grown-ups, this story can give us so much more! Keep reading to find out what the giving tree has in store for you!   Once upon a time, there was a tree. She loved a little boy who played with her leaves, swung on her branches and climbed on her trunk. He ate her apples and the tree was happy. Soon the boy grew older and the tree felt alone as the boy’s visits grew scarce. After a while the boy came to see the tree. The tree was happy to see the boy all grown-up. She invited him to swing on>>>

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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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Looking at the World from a Different Perspective

Looking at the World from a Different Perspective Once upon a time, a man lived alone in a village. As he grew old his eyesight deteriorated until he could not see at all. The old man would go to the woods every night to get water from the pond. Since he had spent all his life in the village, he knew his way by heart and easily managed to bring back water every night despite losing his vision. What puzzled the villagers was that although the old man was blind, yet he would carry around a lighted lamp. They simply could not understand why he would want to carry the extra burden of the lamp, yet they never questioned him of the fear of sounding rude. After all, the old man was a good person and they did not want to hurt his feelings. One day, a group of young>>>

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Breaking the Ice

Breaking the Ice We often find it hard to settle into a new environment. Sometimes, we have no clue how to initiate the simplest of conversations. This is the kind of thing that keeps us from forming a meaningful relationship in our lives. Simply put, breaking the ice may seem like the most difficult job in the world! So was it for the little rabbit that tried it and failed, yet it only took ONE word for him to break the ice! There was a little rabbit living with his mum and dad. Although, the rabbit’s life was luxurious and he had everything he could dream of, he didn’t have the most precious of the things: FRIENDS. Sure he could speak his heart with his parents and tell them the worries that lingered his mind. But he could never tell them his deepest, darkest desires. Nor did he have the>>>

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