Earlier this morning my dad told me a short story that signifies the importance of vision in life. It was a short story but a very good one indeed.
Short Story about Vision:
Once up on a time there lived 3 fish in a pond. One was named “Plan Ahead”, another was “Think Fast”, and the third was named “Wait and See”. One day they heard a fisherman say that he was going to cast his net in their pond the next day.
Plan Ahead said, “I’m swimming down the river tonight!” and so he did.
Think Fast said, “I’m sure I’ll come up with a plan.”
Wait and See lazily said, “I just can’t think about it now!”
When the fisherman cast his nets, Plan Ahead was long gone. But “Think Fast” and “Wait and See” were caught!
Think Fast quickly rolled his belly up and pretended to be dead. “Oh, this fish is no good!” said the fisherman, and threw him safely back into the water. But, Wait and See ended up in the fish market.
That is why they say, “In times of danger, when the net is cast, plan ahead or plan to think fast!”
Moral: One should have vision in their life. Having a vision helps to plan ahead to avoid the danger like “Plan Ahead”.
Vision Quotes in Images
In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision. – Dalai Lama
Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe. Oprah Winfrey
Hold the vision, trust the process.
Vision without action is daydream. Action without vision is Nightmare!
Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others!
The most pathetic person in the world is some one who has sight but no vision. ― Helen Keller
Update: 7 July 2015
Abraham Lincoln Inspiring Short Story
On his first day in office as President, when Abraham Lincoln entered to give his inaugural address, one man stood up. He was a rich Aristocrat. He said, “Mr. Lincoln, you should not forget that your father used to make shoes for my family.” And the whole Senate laughed; they thought they had made a fool of Lincoln.
But certain people are made of a totally different mettle. Lincoln looked at the man directly in the eye and said, “Sir, I know that my father used to make shoes for your family, and there will be many others here. Because he made shoes the way nobody else can, he was a creator. His shoes were not just shoes; he poured his whole soul into them. I want to ask you, have you any complaint? Because I know how to make shoes myself. If you have any complaint I can make you another pair of shoes. But as far as I know, nobody has ever complained about my father’s shoes. He was a genius, a great creator and I am proud of my father”.
The whole Senate was struck dumb. They could not understand what kind of man Abraham Lincoln was. He was proud because his father did his job so well that not even a single complaint had ever been heard.
“No one can hurt you without your consent.”
“It is not what happens to us that hurts us. It is our response that hurts us.
Be excellent at your work no matter what work you do, Happiness is always yours.”