Two young frogs fell into a bucket of milk. Both tried to jump to freedom, but the sides of the bucket were steep, and no foundation was to be had on the surface of the liquid. Seeing little chance of escape, the first frog soon despaired and stopped jumping. After a short while, he sunk to the bottom of the bucket and drowned.
The second frog also saw no likelihood of success, but he never stopped trying. Even though each jump seemed to reach the same inadequate height, he kept on struggling. Eventually, his persistent efforts churned some milk into butter. From the now hardened surface of the milk, he managed to leap out of the bucket.
Success is not easy. In order to be successful in whatever task you set yourself, you need to have perseverance. Perseverance takes a lot of work. The more you persevere, the harder it gets. Good things are never had without the hard work that we put behind them. You reap what you sow.
Keep this lesson in mind over the next two weeks of revision and exams. Those who don’t give up and are willing to put in the hard work when the going gets tough are in for a pleasant surprise. You never know what you are capable of until you try, try and try again. [read more]