Have you heard of the Fox and the Grapes story from Aesop fables?…. Well maybe you know it better as the grapes are sour story……. If you haven’t….. well it goes something like this……
One hot summer’s day a Fox was strolling through an orchard when he came close to a bunch of ripe juicy Grapes hanging just above him on a vine.
“Just the thing to quench my thirst,” he said….
Drawing back a few paces, he came running towards them and jumped….. He just missed the grapes…..
He turned around again and “One, Two, Three”….. he jumped up, but with no greater success.
He tried again and again, but at last had to give it up, and walked away by saying “I am sure they are sour.”……
Moral of the story – “It is easy to despise what you cannot get”
This was drilled into my head…. Never ever give up and if you do its your fault, all your fault…. Maybe you weren’t good enough or maybe you didn’t try hard enough…… Maybe you never deserved it…
Well nobody tells you that it takes a lot of guts to admit you failed and walk away from something. Not because you were not good enough or didn’t try hard but because you couldn’t achieve it despite giving your best. It didn’t happen not cause you didn’t deserve it but cause you deserved something better.
Most of the achievers in today’s world faced a lot of rejection before they came to be the people they are today. Maybe if they had achieved success in their earlier attempts we might have never heard of them.
Its ok to let go of something, you are not giving up. Giving up is when you stop something because you are too scared to follow through. The key here is that the Fox tried AGAIN and AGAIN… You are still in pursuit of something, you are just redefining it for yourself. If you cant climb a wall find a way around it and you might just find that the wall has a gate.
There’s nothing wrong in being bitter about it for a while. But eventually you will realize that you left the Grapes not cause the grapes were sour but because there were sweeter grapes waiting for you around the corner!
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Superb motivating post … with great story … 😊🌹
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Great perspective. I Love that story. I had a whole book of aesop’s fables… I love the morals, I read these to my son every night. I think our parents only told us half the story about a lot of things in life🙈 this was a great read….I too believe in letting go… sometimes the horse really is dead…
Definitely – writing is all about perseverance.
Great way of looking at it. Love this!
So true, sometimes you just have to let it go. If it’s meant to be then it’s meant to be.
Great interpretation of the story. It can feel devastating to give up on something but such great compensation when things work out in another way. Thanks for sharing this.
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Yes, I always try to keep going. Giving up is not an option, but I do agree with letting go of negative thoughts.
I had never heard of the Fox and the Grapes story before, but can understand it. It can definitely be difficult to try and try again and not get what you’re going after.
thank you for sharing your thoughts. you are right, that ways we can motivate our children more. Instead of despising the grapes we will be more positive by accepting the failure.
This is a great way of looking at this. Kind of like one door shuts so another can open.
The world has full of disappointment. So enthusiasm is the key! Face you fear and it can be blast! very nice motivation post!
Lovely and motivating post. Calling something we cannot get bad is a human nature and only downgrades our personality.
Thanks for the motivation. You know sometimes when something is not working out then it’s better to move to something else.
It can feel devastating to give up on something but such great compensation when things work out in another way. Thanks for sharing this.
Yes to this post!! My motivation for the day! Thanks so much for this enjoyable read x
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Everything comes down to motivation and perseverance. Thank you for this, I enjoyed it.
What a nice story of not giving up whatever happen. Loved the moral lesson “It is easy to despise what you cannot get” Anybody can relate to this, thank you for sharing.
it sure is so easy to despise what you cannot get. Great story and great lessons inside.
This is the first time I’ve heard of the story. Thank you for sharing it. It is not easy to let go but it’s definitely okay. Especially of you know that you did your best so you won’t have any regrets.
This was really inspirational and a great reminder about overcoming failure. I loved this story so much for that reason. When we suffer failures or setbacks, it’s so easy to just fixate on those and not realise the positives – the potential for growth and learning and the ability to try again.
Persistence is the answer to so much in life. Often it is just too easy to give up a goal and convince yourself that you’re doing the right thing.
ah I loved this little story, such a great message to not give up! x
It is so terrible to fail on something you really want but that’s just what successful people don’t lose hope on while losers despise it! It all about pushing!
What a motivational post! I love this: “It didn’t happen not cause you didn’t deserve it but cause you deserved something better.” Thank you so much!
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I have not actually heard of that story before but totally agree with the moral of the story, nice perspective
I like the way you looked at walking away from something because there is something bigger and better out there, I will have to remember this if I’m ever caught up in the feeling of failure
I love a good story such as this that points out a undermining meaning 🙂
Very motivating. Cant agree enough. Rejection is what makes success the real deal
It’s well penned to motivate people 👌
This is a great story. If I were the fox, I’ll try to find a ladder. If one way doesn’t work, try a different way. Or maybe try to find another fruit that’s more accessible.
I like “—- you deserved something better.”