8 elephants wished to wake up the dreaming dragon.
The 1st elephant said: “let’s do the elephant’s dance and shake her up gently.”
So they did until the 8th elephant said: “Stop! It will take a year doing so.”
The 2nd elephant said: “let’s also play Jazz music.”
So they did until the 8th elephant said: “Stop! It will take 2 years doing so.”
The 3rd elephant said: “let’s also tickle her then on her nose with feathers, she might think we are flies.”
So they did until the 8th elephant said: “Stop! It will take 3 years doing so.”
The 4th elephant said: “let’s also get the crystal ball from under her arm and play with it until she will wake up anyway.”
So they did until the 8th elephant said: “Stop! It will take 4 years doing so.”
All the elephants looked at the 8th elephant and said: “We don’t get it, how come that we try harder and you reply that it will take us longer? Why is that so?”
So the 8th elephant said: “When you try too hard to achieve something you reach opposite results. Now, follow me, let’s go and I will tell you the secret.”
“WHAT! What secret? Wait! Where are you going?” the dreaming dragon opened one eye and then the other to see that there are not 8 elephants, not 7, not 6, not 5 , 4, 3, 2… and not even 1 elephant around.
‘Was it a dream or not?!’ thought the dragon and closed her eyes again.
- When you try too hard to achieve something you reach opposite results!
- If you wish to be happy, make sure to live a balanced harmonious life!
- Life is a dream, and dreams… are also dreams!
Did you like these elephants? Then you’re probably an overachiever, just like me and many other entrepreneurs out there. That’s not a bad thing. Striving to do better work, accomplish more, get healthier, follow your dreams to change yourself and be a better person is what makes and will make you and your business successful.
Now I will leave you to think: Who are these 8 elephants? Why do they wish to wake up the dragon? Is there a dreaming dragon inside each of us and how to wake him/her up?
With playful regards,
Link: 8 ELEPHANTS & A DREAMING DRAGON