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Here is the Fifth story from the new series of Inspirational and Motivational stories. One of the oldest known forms of communication is story telling. There is something primordial within us that loves stories and their tremendous impact. In this series, we aim to bring you the best of real-life stories that can inspire and motivate you.
Stories always try to teach us something useful. It is one of the best ways of learning from other’s mistakes and avoiding our own. Although each story has its own moral, in the comments section you can share your opinion on the moral of the story. If you are able to see something that others might have missed, you can share it for the benefit of all.
Apart from just reading these awesome stories, you can also share some of the stories that have inspired you. If we find the story appropriate and useful, we will share it with all. More importantly, read these stories every week without a miss, and stay inspired.
So here is the Fifth story – A Lesson in Focus:
Arjuna was supposedly the greatest archer in the world. In fact, his archery skills were so good that he could shoot a single arrow into a tree and cut all the leaves of the tree in half. Well, of course he couldn’t do that, but the point is he was that good.
When Arjuna was learning archery from his teacher, Drona, the teacher had placed a wooden bird in a tree. He took the students about 100 yards from the tree and told them to not fire the arrow until he told them to. He called up the first student and asked, “What do you see?” The student said, “I see the tree, I see a bird, you, and everyone else.” The teacher said, “Keep looking.” That student saw nothing else, so the teacher sent him away. The teacher repeated this with several other students, getting the same results. When it was Arjuna’s turn, the teacher asked, “What do you see?” Arjuna was standing in front of the tree and said, “I see the eye of the bird.” The teacher said, “Shoot.” He shot the bird and hit it in the eye.
What do you think is the moral of the story?