I know.... you can........!!!

CA Pallav Singhania (❤ Work Hard Party Harder ❤)   (32642 Points)

25 February 2012  

Baby giraffes never go to a business school. But they learn a very important
management lesson early in life. A lesson that all of us would do well to

The birth of a baby giraffe is quite an earth-shaking event. The baby falls
from its mother's womb, some eight feet above the ground. It shrivels up and
lies still, too weak to move. The mother giraffe lovingly lowers her neck to
kiss the baby giraffe. And then something incredible happens. She lifts her
long leg and kicks the baby giraffe, sending it flying up in the air and
tumbling down on the ground.

As the baby lies curled up, the mother kicks the baby again and again. Until
the baby giraffe, still trembling and tired, pushes its limbs and for the
first time learns to stand on its feet. Happy to see the baby standing on
its own feet, the mother giraffe comes over and gives it yet another kick.
The baby giraffe falls one more time, but now quickly recovers and stands

Mama Giraffe is delighted. She knows that her baby has learnt an important

Never mind how hard you fall, always remember to pick yourself up and get
back on your feet.

Why does the mother giraffe do this? She knows that lions and leopards love
giraffe meat. She says only one sentence to her child......"I KNOW YOU CAN"

So unless the baby giraffe quickly learns to stand and run
with the pack - it will have no chance of survival.

Most of us though are not quite as lucky as baby giraffes. No one teaches us
to stand up every time we fall. When we fail, when we are down, we just give
up. No one kicks us out of our comfort zone to remind us that to survive and
succeed, we need to learn to get back on our feet.

If you study the lives of successful people though, you will see a recurring
pattern. Were they always successful in all they did? No.

Did success come to them quick and easy? No, You will find that the common
streak running through their lives is their ability to stand up every time
they fall. The ability of the baby giraffe!

The road to success is never an easy one. There are several obstacles, and
you are bound to fall sooner or later. You will hit a road block, you will
taste failure. But success lies in being able to get up every time you fall.