The Power of Persistence

In the words of Steve Jenkinson “life is a fight for territory and ones you stop fighting for what you want, what you don’t want will automatically take over” this means that whatever you want in life you must push harder to make it possible. Granted, you may have gotten off to a rough start in life. You may have had more than your share of unfair things happen. But it’s not how you start that counts. It’s how you finish, many times a lot of people quit after starting something new and going through some challenges or tough times but the reality of the matter is that the world never rewards people who have given up half way on their dreams, the world only rewards people who have crossed the finish line in life.

This is the story of two frogs. One frog was fat and the other skinny. One day, while searching for food, they inadvertently jumped into a vat of milk. They couldn’t get out, as the sides were too slippery, so they were just swimming around.

The fat frog said to the skinny frog, “Brother frog, there’s no use paddling any longer. We’re just going to drown, so we might as well give up.” The skinny frog replied, “Hold on brother, keep paddling. Somebody will get us out.” And they continued paddling for hours.

After a while, the fat frog said, “Brother frog, there’s no use. I’m becoming very tired now. I’m just going to stop paddling and drown. It’s Sunday and nobody’s working. We’re doomed. There’s no possible way out of here.” But the skinny frog said, “Keep trying. Keep paddling. Something will happen, keep paddling.” Another couple of hours passed.

The fat frog said, “I can’t go on any longer. There’s no sense in doing it because we’re going to drown anyway. What’s the use?” And the fat frog stopped. He gave up. And he drowned in the milk. But the skinny frog kept on paddling.

Ten minutes later, the skinny frog felt something solid beneath his feet. He had churned the milk into butter and he hopped out of the vat.

So whenever we go through challenges or struggles in our quest to pursue our dreams we should never give up, we should always put ourselves in a position where we cannot retreat and endure through the pain until we make our dreams possible


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