Giving Up Too Soon (Author Unknown) A man meets a guru in the road. The man asks the guru, "Which way is success?" The berobed, bearded sage speaks not but points to a place off in the distance. The man, thrilled by the prospect of quick and easy success, rushes off in the appropriate direction. Suddently there comes a loaud "Splat!!!" Eventually, the man limps back, tattered and stunned, assuming he must have misinterpreted the message. He repeats his question to the guru, who again points silently in the same direction. The man obediently walks off once more. This time the splat is deafening, and when the man crawls back, he is bloody, broken, tattered, and irate. "I asked you 'which way is success',"he scream at the guru. "I followed the direction you indicated, and all I got was splatted! No more of this poniting! Talk!" Only then does the guru speak, and what he says is simply this: "Success is that way. Just a little after the splat."