You must have heard Aesop fables, particularly ‘the tortoise and the hare’ … In that story there is a hare who is very proud of himself that no one in the world can run faster than him and always D grades the poor tortoise. On one such day the tortoise becoming infuriated challenges the hare for a race. Then when the race begins the hare runs a long way and waits by a tree thinking that the tortoise will never be able to get to the finish line and by that time I should rest and he dozes off. When he wakes up, unknown to the situation, marches to the finish line, where he finds that the tortoise has already won the game and has to admit that even if the tortoise is quite slow he still had beaten him…
Well, the story is of course not true but it sure does tell us that ‘Courage is the anchor of all troubles’. Things seem impossible but when we pluck up all our courage the word impossible itself begins to say ‘I am possible’.
Courage and fear is like yes and no, when we hope for the best we should also give our best efforts to make it happen so why not try to achieve what we always wanted to. And, lose the fear which we hold inside just by making up our mind.
At times, we are able to have that ‘yes’ but because of the cruelty of fate we are not able to attain it. For these kinds of people I’d like to say that “it’s hard to stand up but – Try, try again!” Because you having the occasional problems is not a big deal, as it makes you aware that there is no ‘living’ without facing difficulties, problems and dilemmas in life.
‘A great deal of talent is lost in the world for the want of little courage.’ Even if we lack something in us physically, we should not bother listening to ‘back seat drivers’ telling us that we cannot do anything, like the leaning tower of Pisa, it’s tilted yet it stands in its place. Having faith in who we are and what we are doing and not letting others make us lose the talent we have and instead show what we ‘can’ do! Is the kind of courage that is needed!
Cause people cannot know us until we show that even being the tortoise we still have a chance to beat the hare! 😉