Obstacles present Opportunities

Obstacles present Opportunities

In an ancient time, a king had a boulder placed on a roadway to test the attitude of his citizens. He then asked his Chief of Staff to hide and report back to him if anyone attempted to remove the huge rock.

Some of the king’s wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and just walked around it.

Many shouted abuse that the road was not clear, but none did anything about getting the big stone out of the way.

Then a peasant came along carrying a cart of vegetables. On approaching the boulder, the peasant laid down his burden and tried to move the stone to the side of the road. After much pushing he finally succeeded.  As the peasant picked up his load of vegetables, he noticed a purse lying in the road where the boulder had been.

The purse contained gold coins and a note from the king saying that the gold was for the person who removed the boulder from the roadway. The peasant learned what many others had not understood.

An obstacle can present an opportunity for those with the right attitude.

2 Responses to “Obstacles present Opportunities”
  1. I like this post, a very good mind opener. I plan to read your next post 🙂

  2. Hi Priya,

    This is so beautiful piece. Today only happened to go through this.



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