Once upon a time there was a bunch of tiny frogs who arranged a running competition. The goal was to reach the top of a very high tower. A big crowd had gathered around the tower to see the race and cheer on the contestants1).
The race began. Honestly, no one in the crowd really believed that the tiny frogs would reach the top of the tower. You heard statements such as "Oh, way2) too difficult!" "They will never make it to the top." "Not a chance3) that they will succeed. The tower is too high!"
The tiny frogs began collapsing. One by one ... Except for those, who in a fresh tempo, were climbing higher and higher. The crowd continued to yell, "It is too difficult! No one will make it!"
More tiny frogs got tired and gave up. But one continued higher and higher and higher. This one wouldn't give up! At the end everyone else had given up climbing the tower, except for the one tiny frog who, after a big effort, was the only one who reached the top!
Then all of other tiny frogs naturally wanted to know how this one frog managed to do it? A contestant asked the tiny frog how he had found the strength to succeed and reach the goal.
It turned out that the winner was deaf!
Therefore, always be positive and, above all, be deaf when people tell you that you cannot fulfill your dreams! Always think "I can do this"!
1.contestant [kEn5testEnt] n. 竞争者
2.way [weI] adv. 大大地;非常
3.not a chance: (= no chance)不可能发生,没有可能性