There once was a bunch of tiny frogs who arranged a climbing competition. The goal was to reach the top of a very high tower.
A big crowd had gathered around the tower to see the race and cheer the contestants. The race began. No one in the crowd really believed the tiny frogs would reach the top of the tower. Heard throughout the race were statements such as, “Oh, its way too difficult”, “They will never make it to the top”, “Not a chance they will succeed”, and “The tower is too high”.
The tiny frogs began collapsing, one by one – except for those who, in a fresh tempo, were climbing higher and higher. The crowd continued to yell, “It is too difficult! No one will make it”! More tiny frogs got tired and gave up. But one continued to climb higher and higher. This one refused to give up! At the end of the race, all had given up climbing the tower except for the one tiny frog who, after a big effort, was the only one who reached the top!
All of the other tiny frogs wanted to know how this one frog managed to do it. They asked him how he had found the strength to succeed and reach the goal. It turned out that the winning frog was deaf!
If we really want to accomplish something, we can always choose to become deaf, especially when the people around us say negative or discouraging things. Unfortunately, the flip side is disastrous, if the leader goes on doing wrong things as a deaf frog that may also destroy the company. This is why WISDOM is required to govern. It should bring about a balance to positive thinking and a foolish strategy.