The Frog Principle – By Andrew Matthews
There is an often-quoted story of a frog and a bucket of water. It Illustrates the law of deterioration…
If you take an intelligent, happy frog and drop him into a bucket of boiling water, what will the Frog do? Jump Out! Instantly, the frog decides “This is no fun – I’m gone!”.
If you take the same frog, or a relative, and drop him into a bucket of cold water, put the bucket on the stove and gradually heat up the bucket, what then. The frog’s relaxing .. a few minutes later he says to himself: “It Seems warm in here .” Soon enough, you have a cooked frog.
The moral of the story? Life happens gradually. Like the frog, we can be fooled, and suddenly it’s to late. We need to be aware what is happening.
Acknowledgment : the above has been extracted from Andrew Matthews book Follow Your Heart. It is a brilliant book that sets you straight when life starts to get a bit hard. I have had this book for at least 10 years and keep re-reading this. Life happens but we need to be alert otherwise we will be a cooked frog.
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