Once there lived a poor man in a broken house in a village. He had a donkey, which he inherited from his father.
Without any idea about how to use the donkey and earn from it, he decided to sell the donkey in the city. The next day he packed his stuff and started his journey toward the city.
In the evening, still miles away to reach the city, the man decided to rest under a tree in the jungle. But he suddenly realized that he forgot to bring the rope to tie the donkey, and neither he had any money to buy a new one.
At a distance, he saw another traveler and went to him for help. He explained his problem and requested for the rope.
The traveler said, “I don’t have ropes, but I can suggest you one thing just go back and act to tie the donkey, just as you do everyday.”
A bit surprised, he went and tried as the traveler suggested. The next day after waking up, he was surprised to see the donkey was still there. Happy and surprised, he got ready to resume the journey.
He tried to pull the donkey, but the donkey didn’t move from his place. He tried and tried but didn’t succeed.
With frustration, he again went to the traveler for help.
The traveler said, “Did you untie the donkey?” He went back and acted to untie the donkey. And then he resumed his journey.
Did you find this story familiar?
We always blame our parents and society for giving excuses so that we can remain comfortably on the safe side of life.
If we fail to do something that needs to be done, we make excuses like how my parents will react and what society will think about me. And by giving excuses, we tie ourselves in the things which are acceptable by society.
But in reality, if you look around, no one is actually stopping you from achieving your dreams, to take big and unconventional actions we need to trust ourselves first that “yes, I can do this”, when you trust yourselves, with time others will also start to believe in you.
Every big step needs a big sacrifice; once you start seeing the results, you will notice that no one was actually there to stop you, it was just your mind which was not prepared enough to start.
Everyone in the world is tied up by their own mindset only; no physical rope is powerful enough to stop you.
So, Break that imaginary rope and take that step and trust your dreams, and slowly everything will fall in line automatically.
“Your passion is waiting for your courage to catch up.”