No Pain No Gain
There was this museum laden with beautiful marble tiles, with a huge marble statue displayed in the middle of the lobby. Many people came from all over the world just to admire this beautiful marble statue. One night, one of the marble tiles started talking to the marble statute.
Marble tile “Marble statute, it’s just not fair! Why does everybody from all over the world come all the way here just to step on me while admiring you? Not fair!”
Marble statue “My dear friend, marble tile. Do you still remember that we are actually from the same cave?”
Marble tile “Yeah! That’s why I feel it is even more unfair. We were born from the same cave and yet we receive different treatment now. Not fair!” He cried again.
Marble tile “Yes, of course I remember. I hate that guy! How could he use those tools on me, they hurt so badly”.
Marble statue “That’s right! He couldn’t work on you at all as you resisted being worked on”.
Marble tile “So?”
Marble statue “When he decided to give up on you and start working on me instead, I knew at once that I would be something different after his efforts. I did not resist his tools, instead I bore all the painful tools he used on me”.
Marble tile “Mmmmmmm..……..”
Marble statue “My friend, there is a price you have to pay for everything in life. Since you decided to give up half way, you can’t blame anybody who steps on you now”.
It simply means that the more hard knocks we go through in life, the more we’ll learn and put them to use in the future! Let us never be discouraged by setbacks, hardships and failures.