Do you sometimes feel unhappy with what you have and long for something that you don’t? Do you wish you had name, fame and money which, you believe, could make a dramatic difference to your career and life?

To understand the reality, may be you should hear the story of three cows. Two school-going friends decided to do crazy things, they rounded up three cows from the neighborhood and painted the numbers 1, 2 and 4 on their sides. That night they let the calf loose inside their school building.

When the authorities, next morning, entered the school, they could smell something was wrong. They soon saw cows droppings on the stairs and near the entrance and realized that some cows had entered the building. A search was immediately launched and very soon, the three cows were found. But the authorities were still worried, where was cow no 3? They spent the rest of the day looking for COW no 3. There was panic and frustration. The school decided a holiday for the students. The teachers, helpers and the canteen boys were all busy looking for cow no 3, which of course, was never found. Simply because it did not exist.

We are all like folks in the school- we may have our own cows, but are obsessively looking for elusive, missing, non-existent cow no 3. So, instead of making the most of what we have and focusing on our strengths, we worry about the missing piece- our shortcomings.

In the build-up to the 2012 World Cup, you might recall, there were many who felt that while the Indian team had a strong batting line-up and an effective bowling attack, it was weak in fielding side. They reckoned that would prove to be a stumbling block. So what did Dhoni and the think tank do? They did not let that missing cow no 3 worry them too much. Dhoni acknowledged that we could not suddenly become a great fielding side. That’s all! No big deal! They stayed focused on their strengths, scored a lot runs, and bowled well. AND THEY WON THE WORLD CUP!

So, do the best you can with what you have and be grateful for what you get. Success and happiness will come your way. STOP WORRYING ABOUT COW NO 3!!



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2 thoughts on “STOP WORRYING ABOUT COW NO 3!!

  1. Thank you Pa.I am happy to know that you feel this post worthwhile to be used with your boys. Go ahead and help as many people out there as possible.


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