Opportunity in life comes very rarely and we all must know that whenever it comes to us we all should use that opportunity. Every obstacle presents an opportunity to improve one’s condition or we can say that an obstacle in life gives us an opportunity to improve.
I remember about a King regarding an obstacle in our path, in ancient times, a king had a boulder placed on a roadway, then he himself watched to see if anyone would remove the huge rock. Some of the King’s wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and simply walked around it. Many loudly blamed the King for not keeping the roads clear, but none did anything about getting the big stone out of the way. Then a peasant came along carrying a load of vegetables. On approaching the boulder, the peasant laid down his burden and tried to move the stone to the side of the road. After much pushing and straining, he finally succeeded. As the peasant picked up his load of vegetables, he noticed a purse lying in the road where the boulder had been. The purse contained many gold coins and a note from the king indicating that the gold was for the person who removed the boulder from the roadway. The peasant learned what many others never understand.
Bharat B Das (An el eye cee’ ian)