Dino received an interesting story in his email this morning that is related to a previous post on dropping or ignoring negative people from your life.
Once upon a time there were bunch of tiny frogs who arranged a competition. The goal was to reach the top of a very high tower. A large crowd had gathered around the tower to see the race and cheer on the contestants. The race began, and honestly, no one in the crowd really believed that the tiny frogs would reach the top of the tower.
You heard statements such as: "Oh, WAY too difficult!!" "They will NEVER make it to the top." "Not a chance that they will succeed. The tower is too high!"
The tiny frogs began collapsing one at a time, except for a few. The crowd continued to yell, "It is too difficult!!! No one will make it!" More tiny frogs got tired and gave up.
But ONE continued higher and higher and higher, this one wouldn't give up! At the end every other frog had given up climbing the tower. Except for the one who reached the top!
Everyone naturally wanted to know how this one frog managed to do it. A contestant asked the tiny frog how he had found the strength to succeed and reach the goal.
It turned out that the winner was deaf.
Moral of the story: pretend to be deaf or ignore the people that harbor constant pessimistic, self-limiting, and negative thoughts.