OUR WEAKNESS CAN BECOME OUR STRENGTHS ONE DAY!

                   A 10-year-old boy decided to study judo inspite of the fact that he had lost his left arm in a car accident.Image

The boy began his lessons with an old Japanese judo master. The boy was doing well, he couldn’t understand why, after three months of training the master had taught him only one move. “Sensei,” (Teacher in Japanese) the boy finally said, “Shouldn’t I be learning more moves?” “This is the only move you know, but this is the only move you’ll ever need to know,” the sensei replied.

Not understanding, but believing his teacher, the boy kept training himself. Several months later, the sensei took the boy to his first tournament. Surprising himself, the boy easily won his first two matches. The third match proved to be more difficult, but after some time, his opponent became impatient and charged; the boy used his one move to win the match. Still amazed by his success, the boy was now in the finals.

This time, the opponent was bigger, stronger, and more experienced. The referee called a time-out thinking the boy would get hurt. He was about to stop the match when the sensei intervened.

 “No,” the sensei insisted, “Let him continue.”

Soon after the match resumed, his opponent made a critical mistake: he dropped his guard. Instantly, the boy used his move to pin him. The boy had won the match and the tournament.

He was the champion. On the way home, the boy and sensei reviewed every move. Then the boy gathered up courage and asked “Sensei, how did I win the tournament with only one move?”

“You won for two reasons,” the sensei answered.

 “First, you’ve almost mastered one of the most difficult throws in all of judo.

And second, the only known defense for that move is for your opponent to grab your left arm.”

The boy’s biggest weakness had become his biggest strength.Image

Sometimes even we feel that we have certain weaknesses and we blame God, the circumstances or ourselves for it but we never know that our weaknesses can become our strengths one day. Each of us is special and important, so never think you have any weakness, just live your life to its fullest and extract the best out of it!”

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