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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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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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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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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Do Not Judge Life by a Single Bad Season

Do Not Judge Life by a Single Bad Season Imagine driving on a long and empty road. You have everything under control. Your car rockets away at a sharp speed. You feel as if nothing can ever go wrong here. Suddenly, your tire bumps into the protruded edge of a speed-breaker and you end up with a flat tire. At that moment, you realize how out of control everything is. You learn in that moment that life is unpredictable. It is in that moment that you understand that you never actually had any control in your life. However, the moment your tire goes out but your car manages to maintain balance and you manage to escape an accident unscathed, you learn something else too. Life is not always bad, it is also good. Life also shows you mercy. Although, your car suffered a loss, you didn’t! Life may seem unfortunate and>>>

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There is Always a Reason

There is Always a Reason Once upon a time, in a magnificent far away land, there lived a King. He was loving and kind. He had led his kingdom through some of the most difficult times with his bravery and his wisdom. While he could be given the sole credit for his strength, the same could not be said for his wisdom. The King depended upon a wise old man who had played the role of his advisor as soon as he had clambered the throne of Kingship. Under the advice of the old man, the King had dealt with many conflicts and set-backs in his reign with ease. Although, the wise old man had always had a point in everything he said, there was a particular remark that always caught the King by surprise. Whenever anything bad happened, the old man would say, “Everything happens for a reason!” He>>>

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The Golden Rules of Friendship

The Golden Rules of Friendship   “Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.” ~ C. S. Lewis   This famous quote by C.S. Lewis highlights the importance of friendship. There is no doubt that friendship adds meaning to life and that a life without friends is bound to get lonely and hollow. Friends make life a lot easier. Even the happiest moments of your life may seem hollow if you lack a friend to share them with. True friends support you through the hardships and tolerate your shortcomings.  When your world falls apart, these are the people who have got your back. But what makes a friendship last? Let’s first turn to John 15:9-15, where Jesus said to his disciples: “12My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. 13Greater>>>

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Life: A Do-it-Yourself Project

Life: A Do-it-Yourself Project William Henley cannot have worded it better when he said, “I am the master of my fate and the captain of my soul.” If you want to live your life a certain way, you will have to proactively work for it. Instead of mulling over your dissatisfactory life, consciously build the life you want to live :- Life: A Do-it-Yourself Project. It is strange to think that sometimes we simply fail to realize that we are the authors of life and that we are continuously writing our story through our actions. The well-known story of the old carpenter is an example of how we build our lives without realizing; consequently, without putting in the much-needed effort. The story talks about an elderly carpenter who was ready to retire. The contractor was sorry to see his hardworking worker depart and asked the carpenter to design one last>>>

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