Once upon a time, there was an ambitious group of tiny frogs who arranged a climbing competition. The goal was to reach the top of a very high tree. A huge crowd of frogs had gathered around the tree to watch the race and cheer on the contestants. The race began.
Not one tiny frog in the crowd really believed that the tiny frog contestants would ever reach the top of the really big tree. After all, it was a really big tree. The crowd grew and they were yelling,
“Oh, that is WAY too difficult!!’
“They will NEVER make it to the top.”
“Not a chance that they will succeed. The tree is too high!”
One by one, the tiny frogs began collapsing, falling from the tree. Except for those, who in a fresh tempo, were climbing higher and higher. But the crowd continued to yell,
“It is too difficult!!! No one will make it!”
More and more tiny frogs got tired and gave up. ONE mighty little frog continued higher and higher and higher. It appeared that this one little frog wouldn’t give up!
All of the tiny frogs had given up climbing the really big tree, except for the one tiny frog who continued on higher and higher. After his amazing effort, he reached the the very top of the very tall tree! Of course, all of the other tiny frogs wondered how this one tiny frog managed to make it to the top when so many others had given up.
A fellow contestant asked the tiny frog how he had found the strength to succeed and reach the goal?
It turned out that the winner was DEAF!
The moral of this story is to never listen to other people’s tendencies to be negative or pessimistic. Don’t give permission to others take your most wonderful dreams away from you. Believe in yourself and be just like that tiny frog who didn’t listen and you just might make it to the top!