Everybody likes stories. And if you like the motivational kind, you would have read about the Donkey in the well at some point in your life.
The one idea that stands out for me in that story is the steely grit of the donkey. That and the fact that the donkey tossed off all the dirt that the farmer threw on its back. And, it used the dirt to get out of the hole.
In life, we can choose to be that donkey in the fable. We can choose to toss off insults, hurt, anger, resentment, obstacles and pain. We can choose to step on those failures and rise towards our successes.
This applies to our petty arguments and trifles. It is also relevant to our larger challenges.
Ultimately, life is a game and how we choose to play it, will determine whether we succumb to the roadblocks or leap over them with vigour.