In a lively pond, a community of frogs lived peacefully, led by their wise King. One day, the King frog proposed a competition: to climb a tall tree in the pond. Excitement filled the air as the frogs eagerly accepted the challenge.
The next day, the competition commenced, and frogs began their ascent. Some climbed a bit but slipped, while others, feeling the difficulty, abandoned their attempts. Amidst the struggle, a few determined frogs persisted in their climb.
However, as the frogs faced challenges, a chorus of discouraging comments echoed from those who had given up. Voices exclaimed, "It's impossible! No one can do it!" These negative remarks began to demoralize the frogs still attempting the climb.
Unbeknownst to the others, one frog remained undeterred. With unwavering determination, this frog continued to ascend, unaffected by the naysayers. As the victorious frog reached the top, the onlookers marveled at the incredible feat.
When questioned about his success, the triumphant frog revealed, "I am deaf; I cannot hear anything. While climbing, I felt the vibrations of encouragement from those below, urging me forward."
The revelation left the other frogs astonished and enlightened. The winner's perseverance, coupled with the obliviousness to negative comments, had secured the victory. In recognition of his achievement, the King frog rewarded the deaf frog, emphasizing the crucial lesson: focus on goals, ignore the critics, and let encouragement be the driving force toward success.