Two men went fishing. One was an experienced fisherman, the other wasn’t. Every time the experienced fisherman caught a big fish, he put it in his ice chest to keep it fresh. Whenever the inexperienced fisherman caught a big fish, he threw it back.
The experienced fisherman watched this go on all day and finally got tired of seeing the man waste good fish. “Why do you keep throwing back all the big fish you catch?” he asked.
The inexperienced fisherman replied, “I only have a small frying pan.”
Quite a lot of us can relate well with the inexperienced fisherman. Like him, we throw back the big plans, big dreams, big jobs, big opportunities given to us in our lifetime because our frying pan is small or we feel it’s beyond our potential. We laugh at that fisherman who didn’t figure out that all he needed was a bigger frying pan; but just like him all that we really need is a bigger view of our potential, a little bit of courage to step out and a giant leap of faith.
Instead of sitting back and cribbing about how unfair life has been to us, take time to know who we really are and what potential we possess. Each of us possess a gift within us, the only problem is that we don’t unwrap it. Don’t throw away any more opportunities that may come your way, grab it and make the best out of it as it might just be the one that can change your life forever.