Giving Up Too Soon

SDsalsaguy

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#1
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."
 

Sagitta

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#2
Oh so true :notworth:

We need to see beyond the seeminly unsurmountable obstacle:

You just can't seem to execute moves effortlessly like the people on the dance floor. You learn a new move and it goes "splat". You try again having being told that that is the way and "splat". You do it again and this time everything goes beautifully and you are beyond the "splat" looking down the same smooth strip of unending highway that the advanced dancers flow down during the dance...

Just like dating...[you can find dates at dances...], just like the cliques that people suffer from...[ignore them and just treat a person as a person, and they reciprocate often enough to be worthwhile with some wonderful dances...]...
 

SDsalsaguy

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#5
A slightly different track, but also worth thinking about...
It takes courage to push yourself to places that you have never been before...to test your limits...to break through barriers. And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. ~Anais Nin
 

Sagitta

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#6
SDSalsa said:
Quote:
It takes courage to push yourself to places that you have never been before...to test your limits...to break through barriers. And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. ~Anais Nin
So sad that it took soo long :( However, it is good to know that often nature takes its course, and what was considered impossible is eventually done as it is part of the natural progression of things... :)
 

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