There was once a ten year old boy who was learning how to ride a bicycle. His father had bought him one and he practised riding on it every evening after he came back from school. After many tries and still the poor boy was unable to balance himself on the bicycle and had to be helped by his father when he was about falling, he got discouraged.
“Dad, I can’t do it.” He murmured one evening after almost falling off the fourth time.
“Come on don’t say that.”
“But that’s the truth, I can’t. Uncle Bill told me I’ll never be able to ride a bicycle”
“That’s a big lie Uncle Bill told you. You can ride a bicycle and you’ll ride one. So, one more try.” His father said, helping him to climb the bicycle again.
And then the boy tried the fifth time and surprisingly, he balanced himself on the bicycle and rode a long distance. His father smiled as he saw him riding down the lane and went back into the house. When the little boy returned home later in the evening, he met his Dad at home and he shouted “Dad I did it!”
“Yes you did it because you could do it- and you still can. Don’t let anybody, not even Uncle Bill tell you that you can’t, OK?”
The boy nodded and from then on, his slogan became “YES! I CAN”. He made a sticker of these words and decorated his bicycle with it.
MORAL: Well let’s see what we can learn from the ten year old boy’s story. Many things but the most important thing is this: always believe in yourself. Never let anyone convince you that you can’t do something. Always say to yourself “Yes I can” and before you know it, you will see that you truly can. You can also make a sticker like the little boy in our story with the words: YES I CAN!