The Obstacle in our Path


Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions
Harold S. Geneen

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Positive Inspirational Stories

April 2019 - Featured Inspiration

The Obstacle in our Path

In ancient times, a king had his men place a boulder on a roadway. He then hid in the bushes and watched to see if anyone would move the boulder out of the way. Some of the kingís wealthiest merchants and courtiers passed by and simply walked around it.

Many people blamed the King for not keeping the roads clear, but none of them did anything about getting the stone removed.

One day, a peasant came along carrying vegetables. Upon approaching the boulder, the peasant laid down his burden and tried to push the stone out of the way. After much pushing and straining, he finally managed.

After the peasant went back to pick up his vegetables, he noticed a purse lying in the road where the boulder had been. The purse contained many gold coins and a note from the King explaining that the gold was for the person who removed the boulder from the road.

Moral of the story

Every obstacle that we come across gives us an opportunity to improve our circumstances and while the lazy complain, others are creating opportunities through their kind hearts, generosity and willingness to get things done.

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