A farmer got so old that he couldn’t work the fields anymore. So he would spend the day just sitting on the porch.
His son, still working the farm, would look up from time to time and see his father sitting there.
“He’s of no use any more,” the son thought to himself, “he doesn’t do anything!”
One day the son got so frustrated by this, that he built a wood coffin, dragged it over to the porch, and told his father to get in.
Without saying anything, the father climbed inside. After closing the lid, the son dragged the coffin to the edge of the farm where there was a high cliff.
As he approached the drop, he heard a light tapping on the lid from inside the coffin. He opened it up. Still lying there peacefully, the father looked up at his son.
“I know you are going to throw me over the cliff, but before you do, may I suggest something?”
“What is it?” replied the son.
“Throw me over the cliff, if you like,” said the father, “but save this good wood coffin. Your children might need to use it.”
So the story might suggest that when someone loses all meaning and purpose in life, there’s no reason to resist death…. But one thing is sure clear; you better be careful about what you assume is meaningless.
Maybe you are feeling and think you are useless that you can’t do anything with your life.
Maybe you believe you are so lousy and empty that your situation is beyond fixing. Well think about this. Do you know that as long as you keep feeling inferior, certain significant events are taking place in your world?
Do you know that as long as you label yourself as worthless, you are causing a transformation?
As your state of emotion keeps reading negative and your perception keeps oozing defeat, you are shaping the future. Still wondering how this is possible.
Well! Here are 3 Crazy Things You Didn’t know about Feeling Useless:
People Suffer Because of You
What’s useless to one person isn’t useless to another. Everyone is here for a reason.
By feeling useless, you are making people to suffer. There are those who will not be able to make a difference because of your negative state of emotion.
Those who will not be able to draw wisdom from your uniqueness and overcome their challenges by connecting with your personal experience.
There are some who will never learn to embrace their mistakes from your courage and won’t be able to shine because of your essence.
By holding on to being worthless, you are making other people unconsciously do the same.
You are Cheating on Inspiration
By feeling worthless, you are cheating on inspiration. why?
By feeling insignificant, you make inspiration look like a liar and let it publicly be disgraced and abused.
You make a joke out of inspiration and you get rid of its existence when you say to its face that you don’t have a Voice.
When you refuse to become responsible and blame others for your situation. You make inspiration sad when you ditch it for Excuse.
By feeling useless, you are being unfaithful to Inspiration.Don't cheat the world of your contribution. Give it what you've got. -Steven Pressfield Click To Tweet Unless someone like you cares a whole lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not. ~Dr. Seuss Click To Tweet
The Death of A Dream
When your time will eventually come to an end.
Your dream will walk into the room and pay it’s last respects to you. It will bid farewell to the man who had never used it.
With a heavy heart, your dream will ask you. Why did you not realize me?”…
What would be your answer?……..
Would it be that you were afraid and felt useless because you thought you had nothing to offer? Did you believe that no one would listen to you?
Was it that you had no voice nor money nor resources to pursue your dream?
Could it be that you were lacking skills and thought that no one would assist you or that you were waiting for the right moment, seeking for a sign to pursue your dream?
Was it that you did not have the time to pursue your dreams because you had so much to do or were you afraid to fail?………..
No matter your response. You will discover that you never attempted to pursue your dreams. By holding on to the fear of being useless, you led to the Death of Your Dream.
You kept hoping for the right moment, pleading with Time to give you a chance till Tomorrow to pursue your dreams while you took the the advice of Excuse and followed the ways of Worthless.
By feeling useless and with much regret, you have failed by not pursuing your dreams.
So while tears roll gently down your cheeks, you realize this costly mistake which is too late to correct.
Your Dream gives its final words and bids you farewell as you both disappear abyss.
“You need only have taken the first step and I would have taken one to meet you… for the only thing that ever separated us was the thought in your mind and the lack of trust in yourself that you could not have me.” ——-Dream
Over To You
What are the things that happen in your life when you feel useless? Please share in the comments.