The motivational Story of the Butterfly.
A man found a cocoon of a butterfly.
One day a small opening appeared on the cocoon.
He sat and observed the butterfly for several hours
As it struggled to squeeze its body through the tiny hole.
Then it stopped as if it couldn’t go further.
So the man decided to help the butterfly.
He took a pair of scissors and
Snipped off the remaining bits of cocoon.
The butterfly came out easily, but
It had a swollen body and shriveled wings.
The man continued to watch it,
Expecting that any minute the wings would enlarge
And expand enough to support the body,
Neither one happened.
In fact the butterfly spent the rest of its life
It was never able to fly.
What the man in his kindness
And haste did not understand:
The restricting cocoon and the struggle
Required by the butterfly to get through the opening
Was a way of forcing the fluid from the body
Into the wings so that it would be ready
For flight once that was achieved.
Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in life.
Moving through life with no obstacles would cripple us.
We will not be as strong as we could have been
We would never be able to fly.