06 May Does it feel like life is shoveling dirt on you right now?
Does it feel like life is shoveling dirt on you right now?
Here’s a little story I love.
A farmer’s donkey fell into a deep well. The farmer desperately tried to get him out, to no avail. The donkey was old, and eventually, the farmer gave up and decided to fill in the well, hoping to put the donkey out of its misery.
As he quickly began to shovel, the donkey cried out. The farmer, heartbroken, continued to shovel. Finally the donkey was silent, and the farmer was sad, but relieved.
To his surprise, when he peeked over the side of the well, he saw the donkey standing on the earth, now nearly at the top of the well. The donkey had discovered that by shaking off each shovelful of dirt as it fell, he could use the earth to rise up.
The moral? To survive, you have to shake off the dirt life throws at you, and use it to step up. A lot of the people I work with at Prestige Scientific are discovering this truth for themselves right now.
By Michael Barros, Managing Partner, Prestige Scientific, Inc.