I thought this was a cool little story which can relate a lot to business and ventures in general. Many times I think it is safe to say that we stay in a situation where even though you should clearly get out of it we tend to stay where it is too late and we end up not being able to get out. While this story is apparently no scientifically accurate to my knowledge it’s a good piece to think about I feel. The story was this:
Put a frog into a vessel fill with water and start heating the water.
As the temperature of the water begins to rise, the frog adjust its body temperature accordingly.
The frog keeps adjusting its body temperature with the increasing temperature of the water. Just when the water is about to reach boiling point, the frog cannot adjust anymore. At this point the frog decides to jump out.
The frog tries to jump but it is unable to do so because it has lost all its strength in adjusting with the rising water temperature.
Very soon the frog dies.
What killed the frog?
Think about it!
I know many of us will say the boiling water. But the truth about what killed the frog was its own inability to decide when to jump out.
We all need to adjust with people & situations, but we need to be sure when we need to adjust & when we need to move on. There are times when we need to face the situation and take appropriate actions.
If we allow people to exploit us physically, emotionally, financially, spiritually or mentally they will continue to do so.
Let us decide when to jump!
Let’s jump while we still have the strength.
Kind of interesting to think about huh? I think we often need to read things like this even though they may not be scientifically correct per se as it’s about opening that perspective so that we can make the best decisions possible.