Importance of Encouragement | Short Stories

Once a group of frogs was traveling through woods and two of them fell into a deep pit.

All other frogs gathered around and when they saw that the pit was too deep. they told those two frogs that they were as good as dead because they couldn’t get their way out of that deep pit.

Initially, both frogs ignored the comment of other frogs and tried to jump out of the pit with all their strength.

All this time other frogs were telling them to stop even trying as it was of no use.

After trying many times and still not being able to succeed one of the two frogs stopped trying and listening to all the negative responses of the frog from outside the pit he started to feel that it would be useless to try anymore as it would not be of any use. So, he decided to give up and fell down and died.

But the other frog was still trying to jump out of that pit. It tried to jump as high as it can and every time he jumped other frogs would yell at him to stop trying and stop the pain and just die.

Even after that other frogs tried harder and harder and finally made it out.


When he got out other frogs questioned him, “Did you not hear what we were saying?”

The frog who just got out of the pit and explained to them that he was deaf and he thought that all other frogs were encouraging him to get out of the pit.

Moral: Be careful of what you say. The power of words goes long way. An encouraging word to someone who is down can lift them up and help them to make it through the day.

Destructive words to someone who is not feeling right can kill them. So always think before you speak.

Disclaimer: This story is not intended to offend anyone in any case. This story was added for the training purpose of EduRead Members. Also, this story has been taken from the app 1000+ stories.

Important Note:

Hey connections, we are building a learning community named “EduRead Entrepreneurship Growth Hacking Club” where we enhance our speaking and organizational skills by working together. If you feel interested.

Apply here as a Leader: https://eduread.in/eduread-entrepreneurship-growth-hacking-club-form/

Get details: https://eduread.in/eduread-club/

Note: You will require to give a maximum of 2 hours/week from home.

Leave a Comment