Why Challenges & Problems are Important in Life


Shake Off and Step On

This story is part of the article Why Challenges & Problems are Important in Life. It helps you get the right perspective that will ease the impact of challenges in your life no matter how tough!


I heard a story of a farmer whose favorite donkey fell in a well. No matter how hard they tried they could not pull it out, so he suggested they burry it alive.

They started to throw in heavy stones, more sand was poured into the well from morning and by the end of the afternoon, they were surprised to see the donkey on top of the well! They realized that every time they threw stones and poured sand, the donkey could shake off and step on. You know; shake off and step on, until it was finally on top grazing on the land of the GREENER PASTURES!


We can refer to it as, ‘…taking advantage of your oppositions or using your challenges as stepping stones towards the dim light that shines at the throne of your destiny’.

It’s said, ‘Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning how to dance in the rain’. So, instead of planning how to escape, plan on how to be part of it. Running away from reality is just a temporary solution.

You might want to read this interesting article on Why Challenges & Problems are Important in Life. Acts as a continuation to this story.

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