A Story, A Life Lesson
I have amazing LinkedIn connections that keep sharing incredible stories and life lessons, and I cannot but share with my readers the ones that inspire me the most.
Check this story below and make sure to share it if you believe in it!
“One day a farmer’s donkey fell into a well.
The animal cried for hours as the farmer tried to figure a way to get him out.
Finally he decided it was impossible and the animal was old, the well was dry, and it wasn’t worth it to try and retrieve the donkey.
The farmer asked his neighbors to help him cover up the well. They grabbed shovels and began to shovel dirt into the well.
When the donkey realized what was happening he cried horribly. Then, he quieted down and let out some happy brays.
A few shovel loads later, the farmer looked down to see what was happening and was astonished at what he saw.
With every shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was shaking it off and taking a step up.
As the neighbors continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal, he continued to shake it off and take a step up.
Pretty soon, to everyone’s amazement, the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and trotted off!
Life’s going to shovel dirt on you. The trick to getting out of the well is to shake it off and take a step up. Every adversity can be turned into a stepping stone. The way to get out of the deepest well is by never giving up, but by shaking yourself off, and taking a step up. What happens to you isn’t nearly as important as how you react to it.”