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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Never Wrestle With Pigs, You Both Get Dirty And The Pig Likes It

I came across this intersting story on whatsapp...

An elephant took a bath in a river and was walking on the road. When it neared a bridge, it saw a pig fully soaked in mud coming from the opposite direction. The elephant quietly moved to one side, allowed the dirty pig to pass and then continued its onward journey.
The unclean pig later spoke to its friends in arrogance, “See how big I am; even the elephant was afraid of me and moved to one side to let me pass”.
On hearing this, some elephants questioned their friend, the reason for its action. Was it out of fear?
The elephant smiled and replied, “I could have easily crushed the pig under my leg, but I was clean and the pig was very dirty. By crushing it, my leg will become dirty and I wanted to avoid it. Hence, I moved aside.”
*This story reveals*
Realized souls will avoid contact with negativity not out of fear, but out of desire to keep away from impurity though they are strong enough to destroy the impurity.
You need not react to every opinion, every comment, or every situation.Choose your battles wisely... Not everything deserves your time and attention
Now compare this with the day to day situation you face at your workplace. Think about those people who...
  • Taunt you for working hard
  • Make fun of you or criticize you in public
  • Think you get lucky everytime
  • Write nasty emails to you for no reason at all
  • Are plain jealous just because you are successful
  • Only care for visibility and nothing else
  • Talk behing your back but not in your face
  • Hold grudges and seek revenge

These are the people who divert your attention from your work. If you react or respond to them you lose focus of your work. Hence when you meet such people, do exactly what the elephant did to the Pig. Don't wrestle with them. Choose your battles wisely. Not everything deserves your time and attention. Ignore and move on.

Hope you were able to make a connect. Before we sign off here is another inspirational video, you will definitely want to watch it if you are more than 16 years old...