Don’t let anyone kill your dream!

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!

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To Jewel Maccary.

This afternoon I was taking a short break at my desk and decided to tidy it up. While cleaning my desk, I found an interesting note from a Dale Carnegie training session that I’d like to share with you.

It is about goal setting by Jewel and he stated that if you want to go some where you have never been before, you have to do something you have never done.

Jewel also talked about the 3 C’s (Never condemn, complaint and criticise) where we should all practice within our thoughts and make sure they also align with our behavior. In addition, if we don’t practice this methodology, it may be more difficult to set goals. You may try this technique on yourself. For example, you should not complain about yourself and be happy with yourself.

Jewel also mentioned that it is not a good idea for people to be occupied while multi-tasking. I believe Jewel is the best instructor that I’ve ever known and I will never forget Jewel’s smile and his annoucement in front of class:

My name is Jewel Mccarry, it is my responsibility to inspire myself and people around me to live and work with my enthusiasm!

Yes, Jewel, you totally inspired me and changed my life!