A Horse and a Goat
Contributed by Dr. Ashok G. Vasandani
Here’s a story I read in www.moral-shortstory.blogspot.com that I’d like to share, something that we can all learn from.
There was a farmer who had a horse and a goat…..
One day, the horse became ill. So he called the veterinarian, who said:
“Well, your horse has a virus. He must take this medicine for three days. I’ll come back on the 3rd day and if he’s not better, we’re going to have to put him down.
Nearby, the goat listened closely to their conversation.
The next day, they gave the horse the medicine and left.
The goat approached the horse and said: “Be strong, my friend. Get up or else they’re going to put you to sleep!”
On the second day, they again gave the horse the medicine and left.
The goat came back and said: “Come on buddy, get up or else you’re going to die! Come on, I’ll help you get up. Let’s go! One, two, three…”
On the third day, they came to give the horse the medicine and the vet said: “Unfortunately, we’re going to have to put him down tomorrow. Otherwise, the virus might spread and infect the other horses”.
After they left, the goat approached the horse and said: “Listen pal, it’s now or never! Get up, come on! Have courage! Come on! Get up! Get up! That’s it, slowly! Great! Come on, one, two, three… Good, good. Now faster, come on…… Fantastic! Run, run more! Yes! Yay! Yes! You did it, you’re a champion…!!!”
All of a sudden, the owner came back, saw the horse running in the field and began shouting: It’s a miracle! My horse is cured. We must have a grand party. Let’s kill the goat!!!!
The Lesson: Nobody truly knows which employee actually deserves the merit of success, or who’s actually contributing the necessary support to make things happen.
Remember: Learning to live without recognition is a skill. If anyone ever tells you that your work is unprofessional, remember: Amateurs built the ark that which saved all the species and professionals built the Titanic where all died tragically.
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