Is it always true about Nothing Equals Nothing
A wise owl once asked by a small bird if he knew what the weight of a snowflake was.
He replied that nothing equals nothing.
If that’s the case, said the small bird, then tell me this: I once sat on a branch of a tree, near the trunk, and it began to snow. The snow was strong and steady without any wind or bitter cold. It was really pleasant and peaceful as the snow fell to the ground and onto the branches. I didn’t have anything to do, so I began counting the snowflakes as they fell on the twigs and branches.
I counted 3,723,412 snowflakes. When the next snowflake landed on the branch—if you say, “nothing equals nothing,”—the branch broke off and fell to the ground.”
The wise old owl looked at the small bird and having nothing more to say, flew away.
What is the moral of the story?
To identify your personal view of success, you might write down the names of a few people whom you consider to be successful—those whom you most admire and respect. What outstanding characteristic do they have in common? Are they rich or famous? Are they prominent? The answers may well reveal what is in your heart, and that can profoundly influence the true choices you make and the true goals you pursue.
What we do is like small snowflakes accumulating on that branch, your life does not change, your greatness is not unleashed by monumental actions, but by small, daily accomplishments, nothing no longer equals nothing, and that is true.
REPLACE FEAR WITH CURIOSITY Courage Changes Everything.