The Path of Least Resistance

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The Path of Least Resistance
 by: Author Unknown

  
Once upon a time, there was a king who ruled a prosperous country. One day, he went for a trip to some distant areas of his country. When he was back to his palace, he complained that his feet were very painful, because it was the first time that he went for such a long trip, and the road that he went through was very rough and stony. He then ordered his people to cover every road of the entire country with leather. Definitely, this would need thousands of cows’ skin, and would cost a huge amount of money.

Then one of his wise servant dared himself to tell the king, “Why do you have to spend that unnecessary amount of money ? Why don’t you just cut a little piece of leather to cover your feet ?”

The king was surprised, but he later agreed to his suggestion, to make a “shoe” for himself.

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Kings, shoes, and shyness.  How does this all come together?  This story illustrates the worthwhile point of “the path of least resistance” 

In this story the king had a problem.  He walked many miles on a road filled with pebbles and rocks.  His feet hurt from the rough road.  His solution to this was to cover a long road with animal skins.  In order to do that he would need many people to help him do this.  It would be expensive.  It would be wasteful. 

Luckily the king encountered a wise, clear thinking servant who offered the king the “simple” solution…. “the path of least resistance.” 

Are you like the king?  Are you taking the hard, long, difficult way to overcoming your shyness.   Do you need a wise, knowing person to show you the effective way to deal with overcoming your shyness?  Here is the path of least resistance.  Take it and use it to overcome your shyness. 

Marcia, Your Confidence Coach

PS  Share this with someone you know who may be seeking the path of least resistance

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