I got this story from Mike McGrath, one of our class memebers in Dale Carnegie training. Thought you might find it inspirational as I do!
There once was a bunch of tiny frogs,
… Who arranged a running competition.
The goal was to reach the top of a very high tower.
A big crowd had gathered around the tower to see the race and cheer on the contestants…
The race began…
Honestly… No one in the crowd really believed that the tiny frogs would reach the top of the tower.
You heard statements such as:
“Oh, WAY too difficult !!”
“They will NEVER make it to the top!!”
“Not a chance that they will succeed. The tower is too high!!”
The tiny frogs began collapsing. One by one… Except for those, who in a fresh tempo, were climbing higher and higher…
The crowd continued to yell, “It is too difficult!!! No one will make it!!”
More tiny frogs got tired and gave up… But ONE continued higher
and higher and higher…
This one wouldn’t give up!
At the end everyone else had given up climbing the tower. Except for the one tiny frog who, after a big effort, was the only one who reached the top!