The Stone Cutter…

1 Apr

A Stone cutter swings away at a rock  pounding it 100 times without so much as a crack appearing in it. On his 101st  blow the rock shatters… yet  he knows it was not the 101’st blow that broke that rock but the 100 seemingly pointless, worthless blows that went before it.

A friend sent me this analogy to encourage me not to give up in my film-making endeavors… but it not only applies to stone cutting or film making; you can use it to metaphor just about anything you want to achieve in life. Einstein said “I’m no more intelligent that the average man I just stay with problems for longer.”

In our world persistence is an undervalued commodity.

Who know’s what blow will break that rock or which kind act or word will break open a hardened heart. The important thing is not to stop, to never give up and  to keep on hammering.

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One Response to “The Stone Cutter…”

  1. Olive-Ann April 2, 2009 at 12:58 am #

    I love this analogy….thanks for sharing…the easy road of accepting “whatever” instead of striving for what you had your eyes on in the first place is often taken….but is most definately not as rewarding….

    your friend is right…..never give up….you are doing great things in this world…..and we watch in anticipation!

    Kia Kaha

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