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What is Success - Folk Story

What is Success – Folk Story

by Roman on June 3, 2008

I have written the following story on several of my notebooks and on my calendar.

It is by far the best story about success that I have ever heard.

A young man wanted to know how to be successful

He was sent to a wiseman who made him promise to follow his instructions very carefully.

He agreed and the wiseman took him to a river.

The wiseman asked him to kneel down in the water and submerge his head.

Once under the water, the wiseman grabbed his head so he couldn’t come up for a breath. After the young man failed and fought for a minute, the wiseman released him, threw him up on the bank, and started walking away.

“You crazy old man!! How did THAT teach me how to be successful?!”

The wiseman turned and said:

“You will be successful if you want something as bad as you wanted that breath of air”

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BLogging Resources June 4, 2008 at 4:01 am

Kudos Roman u have said the biggest secret of line in just few word 🙂

the only key to your success is your hard work dedication and your passion to achieve your goal

Roman June 4, 2008 at 4:11 am

You are welcome! However I didn’t write this story myself but found it about a year ago!

MoneyEnergy June 4, 2008 at 10:30 am

I like it! Because it also implies individuality and the role of defining success for yourself. Eg: that breath of air was YOURS and YOU felt the need for it. You didn’t come back up for air because someone told you you needed to breathe to stay alive. You FELT it WITHIN yourself. The drive must come from something that you feel for yourself in your own way. It may or may not match onto something everybody else thinks being a success looks like.

Pinyo June 4, 2008 at 7:24 pm

Great story. It’s very insightful. Thank you for sharing.

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