Never Miss The First Opportunity – You May Regret Later

Kumar Gauraw

This is one awesome story a friend of mine sent me in the email a few years ago. I loved the story that time and today again. So  I decided to share with you here. Hope you enjoy it as well and the lesson that comes along. Here goes the story:

This young man wished to marry the farmer's beautiful daughter. Therefore, he went to the farmer to ask for his permission for this marriage.

Bull Chasing The Boy Away Who Wanted To Marry Farmer's Beautiful Daughter

The farmer looked him over and said, "Son, go stand out in that field. I'm going to release three bulls, one at a time. If you can catch the tail of any one of the three bulls, you can marry my daughter."

The young man stood in the pasture awaiting the first bull…

The barn door opened and out ran the biggest, meanest-looking bull he had ever seen. He decided that one of the next bulls had to be a better choice than this one, so he ran over to the side and let the bull pass through the pasture out the back gate.

The barn door opened again.

…and Unbelievable! He had never seen anything so big and fierce in his life. It stood pawing the ground, grunting, slinging slobber as it eyed him. Whatever the next bull was like, it had to be a better choice than this one. He ran to the fence and let the bull pass through the pasture, out the back gate.

As the barn door opened a third time, a smile came across his face. This was the weakest, scrawniest little bull he had ever seen. This one was his bull. As the bull came running by, he positioned himself just right and jumped at just the exact moment.

He grabbed… but the bull had no tail!

Life is full of opportunities. Some will be easy to grab, some will be difficult. But once we let them pass (often in hope of something better), those opportunities may never again be available. People with a burning desire to succeed in anything, will not wait for the next better opportunity. They grab what comes along and make the best out of the available apportinity at hand.

Have you missed opportunities because you didn't grab the opportunity at hand waiting for the next one that didn't arrive? Would you mind sharing some of your experiences?

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Kumar Gauraw is a Personal Branding & Social Media strategist helping entrepreneurs and skilled professionals achieve personal and professional success by developing leadership and leveraging the power of the Internet, Blogging and Social Media.

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  1. Puja Senapaty

    Nice one… I’m sharing this in my blog. Thanks

    • Thank you very much for taking time to appreciate. I am glad you found it valuable enough to share with others.

  2. Sandeep Kumar

    Excellent article…………… thanks.

  3. Tibeirojimmy

    Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This article deserves to be known by those who are still breathing on Earth, because is about what is taking place on our daily basis. My desire is to share it with as many people as i can. Thank u Kumar for the input!

    •  Thank you very much for your empowering response and the enthusiasm. I am more excited about this post now than I was before I read your comment. 🙂 Thank you!

  4. Great story! Lesson 1: Ask yourself how badly do you want what you think you want. If you want it badly enough, no bull ought to scare you. Lesson 2: Seize the opportunity, as another one may not come. Thanks, Kumar! Really enjoy  this story!

    • Thank you Dr, Alice! I am glad you enjoyed this story as well.
      …and also thank you for your awesome 2 steps.

  5. atit

    Its great article…I am prepare for first bull..

  6. Kapil Patel

    Nice story. I liked the twist at the end of story and of course the message. Lovely article.

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