Today every one wants to be successful overnight. But remember ,if you want to taste success for long period of time you must achieve that after your incessant piece of hard work. Because something that is easily gained is also easily lost. If the foundation is not laid strong then it can not withstand the storm of hardships.
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It happened that I was reading a book of short stories and a story struck me to my core. It was just in few lines but goes deeper and deeper with every single word one reads on. It goes like this……..
Once a man spotted a butterfly cocoon somewhere in his garden. The next day he saw a butterfly was trying to come out of that cocoon. But even after hours of trail it was not able to make its way to the world since the hole was too small. This man thinks of helping the butterfly. He chops off a portion of the cocoon with the help of scissors to widen the passage. The butterfly comes out of the cocoon but he was shocked to see that the body was swollen and wings were not properly developed. The poor butterfly couldn’t fly ever just because of the kindness shown by the man. He didn’t know that when a butterfly tries to come out of the cocoon its body is developed in this process.
What can we interpret? We too have the similar kind of story in our lives. When we get something without much hassle how much do we understand the value ? In many situations we need to struggle practically to take our lives to new heights. If we get every success or things that we desire without working for it then we may not become strong mentally and physically. We should always remember that the place on top is always vacant because when we make to that place a new goal or ambition is set again. There is a saying in The Bible that if you believe in yourself you can even move a mountain. Doesn’t matter how ugly or fearful you are inside like the butterfly in the cocoon that struggles but when it comes out it’s amazing. You and me too have the quality of a butterfly that prods us to enrich our inner strength of persistence. The only thing that matters how much effort we put in to get the desired results. This way of struggle could be very tiresome and uncomfortable,can shake every step that you take forward but remember the outcome will indefinitely be like the beautiful butterfly.
Someone has said:
One can get to his/her destination one day but lost are the ones who haven’t come out of their houses yet.