Another moral story published in our series of coaching stories, stories, and parables. How differently can you look at adversity? How differently you can approach solving problems - especially other people's problems. And why should we care about other people's problems at all? This story comes from the book "A Wise Happy Life" by Piotr Adamczyk.
The story that every problem is an opportunity
A long time ago, a king put a large stone on the road. Then he watched if anyone could move the obstacle.
Some of the richest merchants and citizens had ridden along this road, cursing and cursing at the obstacle, but not one of them ever thought to move the stone away.
Many people complained about the king, who does not care about the order in the kingdom and is not interested in what is important to the common people, that is, through roads.
One day an ordinary peasant, carrying vegetables in his modest cart drawn by an old mule stopped and, after an hour of moving and pushing the stone, he completely removed it from the road, so that the stone did not disturb anyone anymore.
As he was tossing the stone into a nearby ditch, he noticed that there was a pouch attached to the bottom of it, full of gold coins for the person who had moved the stone.
The peasant has learned something that others will never understand. Each obstacle is an opportunity to improve someone's position.
What revealing moral can we find in this story?
Has it occurred to you that for every problem you encounter, you have the power to choose how you approach it? And it's not about quietly hoping that you will be rewarded for your help.
Have you ever tried to approach solving a problem as an opportunity to make someone better? Difficult, right? But please think for a moment. How much can such a change of approach positively affect YOUR well-being? If you capture this brief moment of making a choice and consciously choose to do something good as your goal of action - you will no longer be overwhelmed by the problem, but inspired to do good,
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