A young man was at the end of his training and soon he would be a teacher. Like all good pupils, he needed to challenge his teacher. So he caught a bird, placed it on a hand and went to see his teacher.
The young man’s plan was that if his teacher said “dead”, he would open his hand and the bird would fly away. If the teacher said “‘alive” he would crush the bird between his fingers. This way the teacher would be wronged.
The young man asked, “Teacher is this bird alive or dead?” “My dear student that depends on you”, teacher replied.
- A Zen Story
You only have control over yourself and how you choose to be as a person. Everything in your life is a reflection of choices you have made, if you want different results start making different choices from now. People will always throw stones in your path. But you have a choice to build a wall of difficulties or build a bridge of success. “Success all depends on the second letter”