A fistful of nuts..

I got this from a good friend in India.

He asked me if I knew how they caught monkeys in India?

Never having bein in India or studied this subject I was puzzled..

He went on to explain that monkey-hunters use a wooden box with an opening at the top.

The opening was only big enough for the monkey to slide its hand in.

Inside the box are dates and nuts.

The monkey grabs the nuts and quicky makes its hand into a fist.

The monkey will then try to get its hand out, but the opening is big enough for the hand to slide in, but too small for a fist to come out.

The monkey will keep pulling and pulling.

Now the monkey has a choice, either to let go off the nuts and be free forever or hang on to the nuts and get caught.

You can guess what it picks every time.

The monkey ever determined to eat will hold on tight to the nuts and gets caught every time.

Samir made me think, our thinking is at times no different from these monkeys.

We hang on to nuts that keep us from going forward in life.

We keep rationalizing by saying, "I can't do this because . . ." and whatever comes after "because" are the nuts that we are hanging on to which are also holding us back.

Successful people don't keep doing the same thing expecting a different result.

Two things come to mind that determine if a person will be a success.. reasons and results.

Except reasons don't count, while results always do..

What nuts are you holding on to?

Make it a great dia!

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