"Shake it off ! Step up one feet."
One day a Pot-Maker while going to the market to sell his pots was passing by the barren land in the summer. Feeling tired and thirsty, he was looking for some water to quench his thirst. He had his donkey too accompanying him.
Suddenly he saw one water-well surrounded with a dry grass, hardly anyone could see inside of the well without unveiling the cover of grass. The Pot-Maker was happy, he freed his donkey from the pots laden upon him, to allow him to have some water.
As soon as the donkey was unloaded with pots, he ran towards the water-well to dive into it to cool his burning body.
And before the donkey could realize that the well is empty and there is no water inside it, had fallen deep into the well from about 20 feet height.
He was so badly fallen into the well that he was unable to get up on his feet. Anyhow after sometime he managed to stand and saw upward. He saw his master, the Pot-Maker was seen worried and shouting for help to people.
Listening to his cry, few people passing by came forward to help him. But how to take Donkey outside of the well ? was the big question. After thinking a lot they came up with one idea. What was the idea ?
The idea was to fill the well with mud to such an extent that donkey would easily jump out.
Pot-Maker and people around the well ran to bring mud. The Donkey could not realize why the hell people are running, without taking him out of the well. One person came with a bag of mud and poured it into the well, mud fallen up on donkey. The second person did the same thing and so did the others. After some time Donkey's feet were buried in the mud. And now Donkey started screaming with a fear that his master needs him no more and as a result he wants to bury me inside the well, and that is why these people are throwing mud on me.
"Oh ! God, why are you so cruel on me. I have always served my master. The bags of mud, they are throwing upon me, is this the gift I am getting of my lifetime service I offered to my master?"
He closed his eyes, being ready to die. Suddenly a sound came deep from his heart, "Shake it off ! Step up one feet."
He realized that the mud thrown upon him is not the problem but actually the solution to get out of the well.
He took out his feet buried in mud and shook them off, he got one step up and mud was below his feet. Now as people would throw mud on him, he would follow the same trick "Shake it off ! Step up one feet."
Finally along with the mud filled in the well he got up to the surface of the well and jumped off the well.
There are two approaches to live with :
First - Consider problem as a problem and go off with wherever it leads to you. It may bury you in the well !
Second - Convert problem in to an opportunity, by shaking it off and stepping upon it. It may take you out of the well !