Shake it off and Take a step up

by buildingpharmabrands

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One day a farmer’s donkey fell down into a well.

The animal cried for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway; it just wasn’t worth to retrieve the donkey.

He invited all his neighbours to come over and help him. They all grabbed a dirt and began to shovel dirt into the well.

At first, the donkey didn’t realise what was happening and cried horribly. Then, to everyone’s amazement he quieted down. A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well. He was astonished at what he saw. With each shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing something amazing.

He would shake it off and take a step up. As the farmer’s neighbours continued to shovel the dirt on top of the animal, he would shake it off and take a step up. Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and happily trotted off.

How do you get out of your deepest wells? By not stopping. By never giving up. By shaking it off and taking a step up.

Remember what Zig Ziglar, the famous salesman, author and motivational speaker said: it’s not what happens to you that determines how far you will go in life; it is how you handle what happens to you.

– Author Unknown