We have just stepped into 2019 and we are about to start writing our new Book with 365 blank pages.
So I thought why not we make these 365 blank pages our golden pages.
So today I am going to share a story with all of you.
This is a story of a king and his thirst to gain knowledge through the simplest means available.
Hundreds of years ago a king during his final years of Kingdom decided to find the simplest way to gain knowledge. So he told his men to search for a simple way through which people could learn wisdom.
With the Kings order, the kings men scattered around the world to find it. After years of searching, they were able to gather thousands of books that taught wisdom to people.
But when the king looked at the large mound of books, he said, “It would take a whole lifetime to read these books. I need something much simpler than this.”
So the king’s men selected the top 100 books, but still he was not satisfied. Then they narrowed it down to 10 books, but the king was still not satisfied. Finally a single book was selected
Again the king asked them to narrow it down—first to a chapter, then to a page, then to a paragraph, and at last to just one sentence. For a long time the men searched for the single sentence of wisdom that would satisfy the king. The sentence they finally chose was this:
It means that you must pay a price to get what you want in this world.
I first read this story about 12 years ago, and since then I have thought about it many times. It still rings true to me, and I believe that if people can just understand this single sentence, they can learn wisdom.
There is nothing free in this world. We have to work hard and pay a price to get what we want. If we try to get something for free, we are just fooling ourselves.
It has been proven many times that people can get anything that they strive for— if they are willing to pay the price for it.