On ‘THE CROW’ By Anne Gathoni

I like fables because they present concepts in such a simplified and practical manner that it would be hard not to remember them...


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I like fables because they present concepts in such a simplified and practical manner that it would be hard not to remember them once you come across them. So here is yet another one that preaches the importance of not giving up.

A crow is flying around on an abnormally hot summer day looking for water. He comes across a pitcher of water, but when he tries to stick his beak in he cannot reach the water. He tries and tries, slowly getting more and more tired and dehydrated. He’s about to give up and surrender to ill fate when he receives a stroke of genius. He decides that rather than trying to reach the water himself, he would have better luck getting it to come to him. He therefore drops small pebbles in the pitcher until the water level rises to the point where he can reach it. Quite brilliant!

We learn from this that where there is a will, there is a way. Persistence is the key to solving any problem you have because eventually, even if the situation seems bleak, you will most definitely find a solution to it. You might need to open up your mind to may be some not-so-conventional methods, but whatever works for you. (Most certainly without harming yourself or others in the process). Your will is one of the most powerful tools and will help you overcome all the obstacles that you face.

Michael Jordan himself said, “I have failed over and over again in my life, and that is why I have succeeded.” To read more posts by Anne, click HERE

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