People have often mused that Africans specifically has a history with monkeys. Funny pic-mixed [sic] pictures litter the internet comparing people (even celebrities) to monkeys. Some others get rewarded with well crafted acrobatic blows for telling some people that they look like monkeys. It goes on and on..
I came across a very interesting story very recently and I thought : The real semblance we have with monkey’s isn’t really facial semblance after all. There’s more.
The Story is about how the Monkey’s are caught in India.
Monkey-hunters in India use a box with an opening at the top, big enough for the monkey to slide its hand in. Inside the box are nuts. The monkey grabs the nuts and now its hand becomes a fist. The monkey tries to get its hand out but the opening is big enough for the hand to slide in, but too small for the fist to come out. Now the monkey has a choice, either to let go off the nuts and be free forever or hang on to the nuts and get caught.
Guess what it picks every time? You guessed it. He hangs on to the nuts and gets caught.
We are no different from monkeys. We all at some point hang on to some nuts that keep us from going forward in life. We keep rationalizing by saying, “I cannot do this because . . .” and whatever comes after “because” are the nuts that we are hanging on to which are holding us back. Successful people don’t rationalize. Two things determine if a person will be a success: Reasons and Results.
Reasons don’t count while Results do.