Wednesday, November 26, 2008

young boy and a great teacher

this is one of my favourite stories by Robin Sharma.....

once a young boy travelled far
from his home to study under a great teacher. When he met the
wise old man, his first question was, 'How long will it take me
before I am as wise as you?'
"The response came swiftly, 'Five years.'
"'This is a very long time,' the boy replied. 'How about if I
work twice as hard?'
'"Then it will take ten,' said the master.
'"Ten! That's far too long. How about if I studied all day and
well into the night, every night?'
'"Fifteen years,' said the sage.
"'I don't understand,' replied the boy. 'Every time I promise to
devote more energy to my goal, you tell me that it will take longer.
'"The answer is simple. With one eye fixed on the destination,
there is only one left to guide you along the journey'"

"Be patient and live with the knowledge that all you are searching for is certain to come if you prepare for it and expect it."

this happens to my 251 post!!...:)...


Mariposa said...

How simply you have related it to your post...but it means a lot to me! this post!

rantravereflect/ jane said...

lovedd that one there..
having two eyes is always easier for me; helps me look at all those good looking hunks along my journey ;);)

Goli said...

I dont agree to this story, I mean, I guess you should always have one look on target as to what you what to get. :).

Prats said...

Great story... Agree every bit of it....

Aparna said...

i read the book...nice story

~nm said...

Good one. But if only it was tso easy to implement in real life!