Eight elephants wished to wake up the dreaming dragon.
The 1st elephant said: “let’s do the elephants’ dance and shake her up gently.”
So they did so until the 8th elephant said: “Stop! It will take us a whole year to wake her up.”
The 2nd elephant said:“let’s also play Jazz music.”
So they did so until the 8th elephant said: “Stop! Stop! It will take 2 years to wake her up.”
The 3rd elephant said: “Let’s also tickle her on her nose with feathers, she might think we are flies.”
So they did so until the 8th elephant said: “Stop! Stop! Stop! It will take 3 years to wake her up.”
The 4th elephant said:“ let’s also get the crystal ball from under her arm and play with it until she wakes up anyway.”
So they did so until the 8th elephant said: Stop! Stop! Stop! Stop! It will take 4 years to wake her up.”
All the elephants looked at the 8th elephant and said: “We don’t get it, how come we try harder and harder, and you reply that it will take us longer and longer? Why is that so?”
The 8th elephant said: “When you try too hard to achieve something you often achieve the opposite results. Now, follow me, let’s go and I will tell you the secret.”
“WHAT! What secret? Wait! Where are you going?” the dreaming dragon opened one eye and then the other to see that there was not a single elephant around.
‘Was it a dream or not?!’ thought the dragon and closed her eyes again.
Morality and message:
- When you try too hard to achieve something you reach opposite results!
- If you wish to be happy, make sure to live a balanced harmonious life!
- Life is a dream, and dreams… are also dreams!
Did you like these elephants? Then you’re probably an overachiever, just like me and many other entrepreneurs out there. That’s not a bad thing. Striving to do better work, accomplish more, get healthier, follow your dreams to change yourself and be a better person is what makes and will make you and your business successful.
Now I will leave you to think: Who are these 8 elephants? Why do they wish to wake up the dragon? Is there a dreaming dragon inside each of us and how can we wake him/her up?
With playful regards,
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