There is an old proverb of unknown origin that speaks of a man who has fallen in a hole and sees no way out. He hollers for help, and eventually a rugged man walks by and, upon hearing the man’s plea and seeing his predicament, tells the man that he needs to pick himself up by the bootstraps and find a way out on his own, before going on his way.
A holy man walks by and hears the man’s desperate cry. He tells him that he will say a prayer for him that he will find his way out and then scurries off.
Finally, an ordinary man walks by the hole and sees the first man and his situation. He listens to the man’s plea for help. Then, without warning, the ordinary man jumps down into the hole with the first man. “Why did you do that?” the first man asks. The ordinary man replies, “Because I have been in this hole before, and I know the way out.”
Question is: Do you have someone to jump into your hole with you and help you climb out of it, especially because they’ve been there and know the way out?
As my best friend points out to me enough times: rather be taught/mentored/led by someone who will jump in the hole with you because they’ve been there and know the way out than one who will read out pointers to you from a book, about things they’ve never been through!! Seek to be led by experience, not text book know-how!
I hope the message reaches home!
#YouArePossible #IAmPossible #LetsBePossibleTogether