A Little Inspirational Story To Share....... A Magic Lesson To Success
There was some time ago, in a city, there lived a couple who have a comfortable life. Both of them are living happily married. They have a secure job, own a house, car and those common needs you can imagined. Basically, this couple does not need to worry much about their financial or relationship needs. But after living the same life style for years, they had realized that their life seems to be so routine!It is so predictable, that it seems like something is missing for both of them. Everyday, they wake up in the morning, go to work, come back from work, go home, eat dinner (sometimes they have to dine outside) watch tv, wash car and go back to sleep. The normal, typical daily stuff. With the money they earned everyday, it would not be possible for them to go for a vacation in overseas a lot, go safaris in Africa or take flying lessons. You know, the lifestyle of the richer group where spending money is not a main concern. What is missing!!? Their passion in life.
This is because they have not sought the passion in their life and with their current financial situation, this is the type of enjoyment they can afford to spend on. So one day, the wife voiced out that she had enough; enough is enough of this meaningless life, they need to find their passion in life, to enjoy life to the fullest and be better off in financial situation. They know they can achieve more, but do not know why they are not achieving more. Achieving does not mean that they have to be millionaires, but in every other expect of life. The husband agreed, and so they set off to find a better lifestyle and seek the passion for their life. And amazingly, the husband was told by a successful friend of his, that there is a magical success guru living in a far, far away land, on top of the highest mountain where there is a cave. The guru lives in that cave. The husband was excited with this news, and so after much discussion with his wife, they have made a decision.
They had made a decision to seek advice from the guru for the secrets of success. They took their company leaves, save some money for traveling and set they go. After months of searching high and low with their determination to seek the answer, finally they found the mountain where the guru lives. Excited as they are, they make their climbs to the peak of the mountain. It was very hard and tedious, but it is worth the effort. Finally, they were at the peak. Overseeing the view of the world from top of the mountain, they felt so confident and peace of mind. Now, their task is to find the guru.
The hard part is: Where could he be? They think. Suddenly, they saw an old man, sitting at the end of the mountain rock. It seems very dangerous to sit there, because anyone can fall off anytime down the mountain and break all the bones. Of course, anyone who felt off will probably end up dead with broken bones. So, the wife whispered to the guru, 'Excuse me, old man, are you the magical success guru that helps people to be successful?' The guru seemed not to be hearing her whisper. He was still sitting quietly at the end of the mountain rock without any movement. The wife whispered again. Then, the old man turned around and stood up at the end of the mountain rock. This is even more dangerous now, because anyone can lost balance and fall off! 'Be careful, o'wise guru! You can fall down from the mountain rock if you stand so near at the end!' they warned. But the guru simply ignored what they said. In fact, he replied, 'If you want to speak with me and learn from me, you have to come closer, come stand beside me at the end of the mountain rock, my students- to-be.' No choice was given if they wanted to learn the secrets of success from the guru but to follow his instruction.
With a lot of fear, they came close to the guru. Now, the Guru is standing in the middle and both of them were standing on the left and right side of the Guru. All 3 of them are facing outwards of the mountain, they are facing the down slope of the mountain over looking on top of the world . They can fall down the mountain at any time if they are not careful. The husband's and wife's heart were panting non stop. At this moment they felt so different, a feeling they never felt before, peace of mind and yet full of anxiety. Looking down the land, they felt really confident. And also a little bit afraid of falling off. It will break their bones if they fall down the mountain. The husband was thinking, 'Now what?'. So, he asked the guru the one million dollar question, 'What is the secret of success, o'wise guru?' The guru just smiled at them and replied, 'Look at the world beyond below, from here.' Following the instruction, both of them do as instructed, looking at the world from the top of the mountain. They can see almost see everything from the peak of the mountain.
Suddenly, the guru pushed them off the mountain peak!! Unbelievable! (Sad conclusion??) Both of them fell. When they fell, with so much fear of death, suddenly, they realized that they can fly! And they fly…… because they have forgotten that they can fly all this while...........
by Patric Chan
----------- The Moral Lesson ------------
Please take some time to digest the meaningful story above, and think what lessons is hidden behind the story.
Some people can 'fly' but they had forgotten how to 'fly'. So they forgot.
Some people completely do not know they can 'fly'. So they never learned.
Some people had 'flew' before, but forgot how to. So they never remembered.
Some people know they can fly, but never try because they are surrounded with F- E- A- R. So they quit.
Some people wanted to see others 'fly' first before they 'fly'. So they waited.
Some people waiting for a mentor to teach them how to fly. So they waited. Some people 'flew' before and fell down, so they claimed that 'flying' is dangerous and useless. So they whined and quitted.
But, some people are ' flying' everyday, looking from below the sky, overseeing everyone who is not 'flying' just because they had took a step to fly……
I had taken my 'flying' lessons and fell many times. But now, I had discovered my wings again.
Have you started 'flying' yet?