Monday, December 9, 2013

Are You Ready To Jump?

You might have heard the story of a frog that is put in a vessel of water. Initially, the frog feels comfortable with the environment. Now, the vessel is kept on an oven So, the water begins to become warmer. the from may not perceive the change in the temperature of the water for a while. It will continue to be comfortable and complacent about where it is.
After a while, as the temperature increases, the frog starts feeling the heat. But it feels that it can adjust itself to slight changes in the temperature of the surroundings.
After sometime, the heat becomes more intense and unbearable. The frog knows that something is wrong but instead of jumping out, it keeps trying to adjust itself. Then a stage comes that the frog realizes that it should have jumped out long time back. It makes frantic efforts to jump out but by this time, it has become too weak to jump out. The frag dies after intense suffering cursing itself all along for having not acted earlier.
What killed the frog?
'The boiling water' appears to be the obvious answer 
But the what killed the frog was its own inability to decide when it had to jump out.
We all need to adjust with people and situations, but we need to be sure when we need to adjust and when we need to confront  and or quit.
There are times when we need to face the situation and take the appropriate action.
If we allow people to exploit us physically, mentally, emotionally or financially, they will continue to do so. If we expect things to change for the better on their own, we may be in for a disappointment.
We have to decide when to jump.

Let us jump while we still have the strength..

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