The Obstacle in Our Path
In ancient times, a king had a boulder placed on a roadway. Then he hid himself and watched to see if anyone would remove the huge rock.
Some of the king’s wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and simply walked around it.
Many loudly blamed the king for not keeping the roads clear, but none did anything about getting the big stone out of the way.
Then a peasant came along carrying a load of vegetables. On approaching the boulder, the peasant laid down his burden and tried to move the stone to the side of the road.
After much pushing and straining, he finally succeeded. As the peasant picked up his load of vegetables, he noticed a purse lying in the road where the boulder had been. The purse contained many gold coins and a note from the king indicating that the gold was for the person who removed the boulder from the roadway.
The peasant learned what many others never understand. Every obstacle presents an opportunity to improve one’s condition.
I recently came across this story and just had to share it with you. What a BIG message it is saying.
Think about the obstacles you face each day. Overcoming obstacles is a part of life. Overcoming obstacles can bring you happiness and wealth …
Are you the type of person that just ignores them … walks around them hoping they will magically disappear?
Are you the type of the person that finds somebody or something to blame obstacles on? After all why should it be your responsibility?
Or are you the peasant? You see an obstacle. You do everything in your power to move it – to change it. And not necessarily for personal gain. You just know life will be better for you and for others by moving it.
The peasants are the ones that win. They ultimately find success in whatever they do. Why?
- They pull up their sleeves and get to work when they see a job that needs to be done
- They are not afraid of hard work
- They are persistent! They refuse to give up.
Let me know what what you think of this story and what it means to you.