THE MARBLE FLOOR & THE MARBLE STATUE
In a nice museum, there is a beautiful marble statue that people from around the world come to see and praise. The statue is placed on a marble flooring.
One day the marble flooring asks the statue, “How come you came out to be so beautiful? We are both picked from the same location in the world. We came through the same process and yet look at me. People walk over me all day just to come see you and praise you. Even though I am a marble too but I am of no value to anybody. Its just fate. I have some very bad luck while you have all the good luck.”
The statue replies, “My friend. Its more than just luck. Its a good lesson to remember the time when the sculptor wanted to break you. Hurt you. At the time you said no. You didn’t allow him to touch you. You were reluctant and you had pride at the time and didn’t want to get broken.
I, on the other hand allowed him to work on me. Look what he has made me into. While you remain the marble floor that every other marble piece who did the same is as well. I got the opportunity to be different and more importantly, unique.”
LEARNING FROM THIS STORY:
Unless we tread that difficult path. Unless we try new things. Unless we are willing to try something different. There wouldn’t be any progress.
There is always a price to pay for anything. You either pay now and play later, or play now and pay later.
No pain, no gain!
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