Tag: resilience

Two mice

Two mice came upon a pot of cream on a farm. They jumped into it to fill up their hungry little tummies. When they had eaten their fill, they realised they couldn’t get out. The sides were slippery and their feet didn’t reach the bottom either.

The pessimist swam around and after a while said, “It’s no use. I can’t keep going. I’m giving up.” And she sank to the bottom. 

The optimist was not prepared to give in.  She kept swimming despite her exhaustion and believed her luck would turn… and indeed she soon felt that it had, as her little bottom was sitting solidly on a mound of butter!

What about you? Do you give up or do you pursue your goals all the way?