A young boy and his father were walking a forest track. They came across a large tree branch on the ground. The boy asked,
“If I try, do you think I could move that branch?”
His father replied,
“I’m sure you can if you use all your strength.”
The boy tried his best to lift, pull and push the branch, but it would not budge. He was not strong enough.
Disappointed, he said,
“You were wrong, Dad. I can’t move it.”
“Try again,” replied his father.
Again, the boy tried hard to lift, pull and push the branch. But still, the tree branch did not move.
“Dad, I cannot do it.” said the boy.
Finally, his father said,
“Son, I advised you to use all your strength. You didn’t. You didn’t ask for help.”
Photo credit: Diana Feil