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The Crow & The Pitcher

The Crow and the Pitcher

 A Crow, half-dead with thirst, came upon a Pitcher which had once been full of water; but when the Crow put its beak into the mouth of the Pitcher he found that only very little water was left in it, and that he could not reach far enough down to get at it. He tried, and he tried, but at last had to give up in despair.

Then a thought came to him, and he took a pebble and dropped it into the Pitcher.  Then he took another pebble and dropped it into the Pitcher.  Then he took another pebble and dropped that into the Pitcher.  Then he took another pebble and dropped that into the Pitcher.  Then he took another pebble and dropped that into the Pitcher.  Then he took another pebble and dropped that into the Pitcher.

 At last, at last, he saw the water mount up near him, and after casting in a few more pebbles he was able to quench his thirst and save his life.

The moral of the story? Little by little does the trick. Often times, when we run into challenges or obstacles we focus on finding that one big solution that will solve the problem when in actuality it’s the benefit of smaller actions that that often does the trick. Remember this the next time you face a dilemma. Take it one step at a time.

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