Do not Listen to discouraging Words

Do not Listen to discouraging WordsDo not Listen to discouraging Words, An example from the persistence frog and other motivational stories.

Discouraging words are statements or insinuations that persuade or prevents someone from making certain decisions. This short story title; Do not Listen to discouraging Words! is a story that motivates and encourages people to be persistent.


A group of frogs were travelling through the woods, and two of them fell into a deep pit. When the other frogs saw how deep the pit was, they told the two frogs that they were as good as dead.

The two frogs ignored the comments and tried to jump up out of the pit with all their might. The other frogs kept telling them to stop, that they were as good as dead. Finally, one of the frogs took heed to what the other frogs were saying and gave up. He fell down and died.

The other frog continued to jump as hard as he could. Once again, the crowd of frogs yelled at him to stop the pain and just die. He jumped even harder and finally made it out. When he got out, the other frogs said, “Did you not hear us?” The frog explained to them that he was deaf. He thought they were encouraging him the entire time.

Moral: There is power of life and death in the tongue. An encouraging word to someone who is down can lift them up and help them make it through the day. So be careful of what you say. Speak life to those who cross your path. The power of words… it is sometimes hard to understand that an encouraging word can go such a long way. Do not Listen to discouraging Words!


A woman started painting after retirement when she was seventy-five years old and became famous in the world. It was her passion to paint but as a young girl family and friends discouraged her. After three years of painting on canvas, she made more money that she made in her whole years of working in a corporate organization. Do not allow anybody or anything to take away or stifle your talent.


There is also a story about a very wealthy man who owned a large farmhouse. One day he heard someone talk about lots of diamond deposited in some new settlement and how people who are living in that area are becoming very rich. That night, the wealthy farmer could not sleep. He began to see himself as a poor man and made up his mind to sell his farmhouse and move over to the diamond strewn area.
Some years after moving to the area, he could not find even a piece of diamond. He later became miserable and ended his life by drowning himself in a river. One day, the person who bought his property saw pieces of stone by the side of the stream by the farmhouse, they looked nice, and he took one of them home.
On one occasion, a merchant visited the man and seeing the stone he shouted and said: “This is the biggest raw diamond I have ever seen in my life, from where did you get it?” The man was amazed and tells the merchant that there are many of them down the stream on the farmland. Later, the man discovers that the farmhouse he bought is sitting on acres of the diamond. Behold, the original owner sold it search for diamonds which he never got. Often the things we seek are within us while we wander about looking for them in the wrong places. We are all standing on acres of diamond; we only need to be aware of it.

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See also: Inspiring Short Stories on Positive Attitude

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