Once there was a man who did not make it to university. So, his mother got him a wife. After the marriage, he worked as a teacher in a primary school. Due to the lack of experience, he was squashed by the students in less than a week.
When he returned home, his wife dried his tears. She comforted him with these words. ‘When one is too full, he could either pour it out what’s in him or he just could not pour it out at all. You should not be too sad about it. Probably there is a more suitable job waiting for you out there.’
Later on, he found another job and not for so long, he was fired due to his slowness. This time, the wife commented. ‘There are always people who are skilful and non skilful. Some have experience from their years of work. As for you, you were in school all this while. So, how could you acquire these needed skills?’
He went for a number of jobs but never stayed long in those jobs. Each time, he would return home with a dejected spirit. His wife would always comfort him and never for once, she was disappointed or resentful.
He was in his thirties when he aquired a flair in languages. He became a counselor in a school for the deaf and mute. Later on, he opened a school for the disabled. A few years later, he set up chain stores in different cities and provinces selling apparatus & equipment for the disabled. He became a multi-millionaire. He was John Doe!
One day he asked his wife. ‘When I was looking bleak at my own future, what’s the reason that you have so much faith in me?’
His wife gave him a very simple reply. She said, ‘When a piece of land is not suitable for planting wheat, we could try planting beans. If the beans are not growing well, we could try planting fruits or gourds. If the vegetation is not economical, we can instead scatter buckwheat seeds. These seeds will one day bloom into flowers. On this land itself, there will be one seed that will germinate and grow.’
After having listened to the wife’s explanation, he cried. His wife’s faith, love, patience, and persistence in him is likened to the one seed in the land. This is the seed that persists and creates the miracle on this piece of land.
“In this world, there’s no one person who is useless. It is just that they have not positioned themselves firmly in right place”
Never underestimate oneself if one door closes there will be another 9 doors open for us. But have faith in self and never think ur useless.
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Neil Armstrong, he is the 1st person to set his foot in moon.
But, do you know who was supposed to be the 1st person? Many don’t know…
His name is Edwin C Aldarin…
He was the pilot for the Apollo mission. He was working for the American Airforce. Moreover he had experience of space walking, hence selected as the pilot.
Neil Armstrong worked for the American Navy. He was selected for his courage as co-pilot.
When the Apollo mission landed on moon, they received a command from NASA, “pilot first”.
But Aldarin was hesitant, “what will happen”, “will I get sucked in or will I burn out”, etc. The hesitation was not for hours, but few seconds.
In the meantime, NASA sent the next command, “co-pilot next”.
Within next second, Neil Armstrong put his foot on the moon & became part of world history.
World history was changed in 1 second… Though Aldarin had the qualification and talent, because of hesitation, he is not recognised by many people.
The world remembers only person who comes first…
This is a good example of how people lose out because of hesitation & fear. Whenever you see the moon, remember this, a moments hesitation can stop us from our greatest victory.
We all have great potential in us, the only thing that stops us from achieving what we are supposed to achieve is our hesitation, fear and shyness.
Many people are shy to ask, shy to appreciate other. Go ahead take a chance after all life itself is a gamble 😊