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Shake it off and step up!

July 15, 2009 12:52 pm
“Shake it Off and Step Up”…A farmer owned a mule that fell into a well.  After assessing the situation, the farmer reluctantly concluded that neither the mule nor the well was worth saving.  Instead, he called his neighbors together and enlisted them to help bury the old mule in the well and put him out of his misery.

Initially, the old mule was frantic, but as the dirt kept hitting his back, something happened.  It dawned on the mule that every time a shovel load landed on his back, he should SHAKE IT OFF AND STEP UP!  This he did, blow after blow.  Shake it of and step up… shake it off and step up.  No matter how painful the blows or how distressing the situation, the old mule fought panic and just kept right on SHAKING IT OFF AND STEPPING UP!  Before long, the old mule, battered and exhausted, stepped triumphantly through the mouth of that well.  What seemed like it would bury him, actually helped him… all because of how he handled adversity.

It’s all about how you are responding to challenges… 🙂

 

 

Macs Journal: Persistence

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