Today’s anecdote brings you a very important lesson about how to avoid the obstacles in your way, and instead, how to use those negative comments to motivate you to keep moving forward – all in this very amusing, little story of The Deaf Frog-an Inspirational Story.
The Deaf Frog-an Inspirational Story
“Once there lived a deaf frog. This frog was really obsessed with climbing trees but because he was too young, he thought he couldn’t do it. But one day, his bursting enthusiasm got the better of him and he decided to climb a tree anyway.
So he went to the jungle to make his dream come true. But when the other frogs saw him going to the jungle, they followed him too. They were concerned he would try to climb a tree and injure himself, therefore they would try to stop him. However, when they reached there, he had already started climbing a tree.
Once they saw him climbing a pretty tall tree, they started shouting and jumping in order to stop him. This caught our frog’s attention and he looked down to see all these other frogs jumping. However, because he was deaf, he wasn’t able to listen to their warnings. He got excited and thought they were there to support him, to cheer for him. He then starting climbing even faster.
Each new branch that he reached, the frog below panicked more and started to shout and jump even more than before. But by now, the frog was so sure of their support that he kept climbing like the tree like a pro. Each new branch, they shouted ‘you can’t do it, come back down’, while interpreted that ‘you can keep going’, and thus, he climbed all the way up.
And once he was there, at the top of the tree, living his dream, the frogs below were ashamed of their negative beliefs and therefore, were silent. But they started shouting and jumping again, but this to appreciate what our deaf frog had achieved!”
Moral of the story:
Have a deaf ear to the obstacles and negative comments, rather use them as motivation to achieve your goals.
Lessons to take away:
- Alas! We can’t have a deaf ear to the negative comments that we receive so abundantly from people all around us. I mean even those who don’t usually give advice, would try to stop you from doing something you so eagerly wanted to do, even when they themselves don’t know anything about it. But we can, however, avoid them or use them as a motivation to prove them wrong. Yep, use their words to prove them wrong!
- But in order to be able to go against such odds, we first need to believe in ourselves. In the story above, our deaf frog really believed he could do it once he DECIDED to climb a tree. And that believe which he had in HIMSELF, made the criticism and disbelief of the frogs below, appear as the support to keep on going. He believed so realistically in his ability to climb a tree that he assumed they must be cheering for him because he was certain that they do believe in him as well. That’s the power of having a strong belief, it turns everything into a stepping stone to keep moving forward.
- However, there will always be people telling you otherwise. They may be your parents, your relatives, friends etc., but remember that they don’t feel the passion, that enthusiasm, that makes you able to see the end result. So they basically are unable to see what great things are in store for you once you start your journey through the tough paths and reach the destination. It is then a foolish thing to take into account their negativity-filled, bling criticism and disbelief. And at the end of the day, it always be you missing out on chances and opportunities or going on to make your dreams come true. For they will all cheer for you once you make it there, at the top, even the ones who thought you couldn’t do it, like those frogs standing below.
So, that wraps up our 2nd Anecdote-The Deaf Frog-an Inspirational Story and the lessons you can get from it. We hope you have learned the impactful lessons it offers. With that being said, share it with your siblings and friends to let them learn some lessons too. Also, don’t forget to give your feedback and let us know about us your takeaways from The Deaf Frog-an Inspirational Story.