What are the
chances of catching an insect in any one hour segment? Pretty low.
However, this spider knows that if he eventually sticks to the task,
he will succeed in the end.
(2) Know when to
quit. Persistence is important. However, knowing when it's time to
move on is also crucial. Someone defined insanity as "doing the
same things you've always done and expecting a different
result". Clearly, this spider was not insane. He knew when to
That's more than
many of us know. We happily sweat away at the same situations, do
things the exact same way we've always done them, but expect or
hope for a different result! We don't even have the
intelligence of a spider. Scary thought, isn't it?
If I come
back to your web in a couple of years time, will I find you still
there - starving to death?! Will you still be stuck in the same job,
same relationship, same social group that you either hate or that's
doing you no good at all? Unlike this little spider, many people
don't know when to quit or when to move on in life to a fresh
However, if we
are failing to get the results we want in life, there is no point
hanging around in our comfort zone, fearing the unknown.
The spider might
have said to itself, "Yes, but look at all the work I've done.
The time I've put into this web. What a waste to leave it all
behind. After all, it did catch me a few things once (long
ago)" No. He simply left and never came back.
We need to
examine our own lives like this. Whatever we determine to be our
heart's desire should be persisted in with determination until it
brings results. However, things that are not taking us forward in
this rapidly changing society or ours are holding us back.
Sometimes, as in the case of this spider, some change - any change
at all - is better than simply doing nothing.
whatever we do and believe whole-heartedly in, we should persist in
with determination until we achieve the goal. However, if what we do
no longer gives us the joy and comfort it once did, if we are simply
holding on to the past, we need to know when to let go.
This spider did
not get caught in his own web. Don't get caught in yours!
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