Which Way is Success?

A man asked the guru, “Which way is success?”
The sage spoke not, but pointed to a place off in the distance.
The man, thrilled by the prospect of quick and easy success, rushed off in the appropriate direction.
Suddenly, there came a loud “SPLAT.” Eventually, the man limped back, tattered and stunned, assuming he must have misinterpreted the message.
He repeated his question to the guru, who again pointed silently in the same direction.
The man obediently walked off once more.
This time the splat was deafening, and when the man crawled back, he was bloody, broken, tattered, and irate.
“I asked you which way is success,” he screamed at the guru. “I followed the direction you indicated. And all I got was splat! No more of this pointing! Talk!”
Only then did the guru speak, and what he said was this: “Success is that way. Just a little PAST splat.”

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