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Face Difficulties Positively June 28, 2012

Posted by ugmsc in Motivation.
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This parable is told of a farmer who owned an old mule. The mule fell into the farmer’s well. The farmer heard the mule praying or whatever mules do when they fall into wells. After carefully assessing the situation, the farmer sympathized with the mule, but decided that neither the mule nor the well was worth the trouble of saving. Instead, he called his neighbors together, told them what had happened, and enlisted them to help haul dirt to bury the old mule in the well and put him out of his misery.

Initially the old mule was hysterical! But as the farmer and his neighbors continued shoveling and the dirt hit his back, a thought struck him. It suddenly dawned on him that every time a shovel load of dirt landed on his back, HE WOULD SHAKE IT OFF AND STEP UP!

This he did, blow after blow. “Shake it off and step up…shake it off and step up…shake it off and step up!” He repeated to encourage himself. No matter how painful the blows, or how distressing the situation seemed, the old mule fought panic and just kept right on SHAKING IT OFF AND STEPPING UP!

It wasn’t long before the old mule, battered and exhausted, stepped triumphantly over the wall of that well! What seemed like it would bury him actually helped him . . . all because of the manner in which he handled his adversity.

THAT’S LIFE! If we face our problems and respond to them positively, and refuse to give in to panic, bitterness, or self-pity.

Author Unknown

Taken from http://academictips.org/blogs/face-difficulties-positively/

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1. maminan - June 30, 2012

People said that Very Little is Needed to Make a Happy Life, it is All Within Yourself in Your Way of Thinking, this is why i agree with your story,,

Great article Guys, try to get some success story from you own member, like Sarah, Yan, Jasmin, gladis, and another, I believe you guys choosed as member of UGM SC becuase each one of you having outstanding achievement,, And your true story will be remarkable.


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