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Friday, October 13, 2017

How the obstacles turn into opportunities

Once upon a time, there was a very wealthy and curious king. This king was curious about the judgment and new experiments. He decided to test a one, then placed a huge boulder in the middle of a road where many people had to pass through. Then he hid nearby to see if anyone would try to
remove the gigantic rock from the road to make the way easy to pass for everyone.

Shine yourself one more time

He was looking the people who passed. The first people were some of the king’s wealthiest merchants and courtiers. They passed without any effort of moving that away, rather they simply walked around it. They loudly blamed the King for not maintaining the roads.  None of them tried neither thought about it to move the boulder away except blaming the king and taking the own caution.

Many people passed the roads without any effort, but finally, a poor porter with a huge luggage came along the road. He had a full of stuff with his hands. When he got near the boulder, rather than simply walking around it as the others had, he put down his load and tried to move the stone to the side of the road. It was not that easy took several hours, but he didn't think his own comfort rather decided to make easy for everyone permanently. It took a lot of hard work, but he eventually succeeded.

Then he gathered up his load and was ready to go on his way when his eyes suddenly stopped on a purse lying on the road where the boulder had been before. He thought someone might have left and if he could return that back. He went close to the purse and opened it. The purse was stuffed full of gold coins and a note from the king. The king’s note said the purse’s gold was a reward for moving the boulder from the road and also mentioned it was not left by someone rather the king himself gave this reward to him in return of his hard work.

The lesson of the story is what we many don't understand is: every obstacle presents an opportunity to improve our condition, but we have to use our efforts without the expectations of any returns.