The story about the tiny frogs…

The story about the tiny frogs…

16:56 PM, 5th March 2012, About 12 years ago 3

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This short story really struck a chord with me when people told me that I was crazy to follow my dream to build the UK’s leading news source and directory of service providers to the UK Private Rented Sector.

There once was a bunch of tiny frogs…

…who arranged a running 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 on the contestants…

The race began…

No one in the crowd really believed that the tiny frogs would reach the top of the tower.

You heard statements such as:

“Oh, WAY too difficult!!

They will NEVER make it to the top.”


“Not a chance that they will succeed. 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 higher and higher and higher…

This one wouldn’t give up!

At the end everyone else 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!

THEN all of the other tiny frogs naturally wanted to know how this one frog managed to do it?

A contestant asked the tiny frog how the one who succeeded had found the strength to reach the goal?

It turned out…

That the winner was DEAF!!!!

The wisdom of this story is:

Never listen to other people’s tendencies to be negative or pessimistic…

….. they take your most wonderful dreams and wishes away from you. The ones you have in your heart!

Always think of the power words have, because everything you hear and read will affect your actions!





And above all:

Be DEAF when people tell YOU that YOU can not fulfill YOUR dreams!

Always think:


I can do this!

Mark Alexander
Mark and his family have been investing in property since 1989, initially in the Norwich area but more recently across the length and breadth of England. Mark created as a social network for landlords with a vision of becoming the UK’s largest online property community and the best respected property services directory and landlord news
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3:28 AM, 8th March 2012, About 12 years ago

I think also that common parlance phrase which you obviously took to heart;
'Don't let the b------s grind you down', onward and upward!

Jonathan Clarke

7:58 AM, 8th March 2012, About 12 years ago

Brian Tracy has just published his new book `Kiss that Frog` which is about turning negatives into positives in your life and work. Another favorite of mine is a book called  ` Emotional Vampires` which is all about people who drain you dry and demonstrates how one should try and  distance yourself from them so they don`t bring you down with their somewhat depressing take on life. Both negative and positive people are contagious. So surround yourself with the latter and you will be happier within and give yourself the best chance of success in all you do 

17:17 PM, 12th February 2013, About 11 years ago

thank you Mark. you're my kinda guy.

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