May 18, 2022




The Crow and the Pitcher by Aesop

“On a hot summer day, a thirsty crow flew around searching for water. It had been a long day, and the crow was growing increasingly desperate. Finally, it came across a pitcher with a small amount of water at the bottom.

The crow tried to reach the water, but the pitcher was too deep and its neck too narrow for the crow to fit its beak inside.Feeling disheartened, the crow could have given up and continued searching for water elsewhere.

However, instead of surrendering to despair, the crow decided to think creatively and find a solution to its predicament.The crow noticed a pile of small stones nearby and devised a plan. It began picking up the stones one by one and dropping them into the pitcher.

Slowly but surely, the water level inside the pitcher began to rise as the stones displaced the water. Eventually, the water reached a level high enough for the crow to drink.”

The Crow and the Pitcher serves as a timeless reminder that the power to overcome adversity lies within our own resilience, resourcefulness, and adaptability. By embracing these qualities, we can tackle challenges head-on and continue to progress towards our goals, even when the odds seem stacked against us.

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Alex Brogan writes about mental models, decision making, and personal development.

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