Never Stop Halfway!

Posted by M ws On Tuesday, January 24, 2012 4 comments
In the Warring States Period, in the state of Wei lived a man called Leyangtsi. His wife was very angelic and virtuous, who was loved and respected dearly by the husband.

One day, Leyangtsi found a piece of gold on his way home, and he was so delighted that he ran home as fast as he could to tell his wife. Looking at the gold, his wife said calmly and gently, "As you know, it is usually said that a true man never drink the stolen water. How can you take such a piece of gold home which is not yours?" Leyangtsi was greatly moved by the words, and he immediately replaced it where it was.

The next year, Leyangtsi went to a distant place to study classics with a talent teacher, leaving his wife home alone. One day, his wife was weaving on the loom, when Leyangtsi entered. At his coming, the wife seemed to be worried, and she at once asked the reason why he came back so soon. The husband explained how he missed her. The wife got angry with what the husband did. Advising his husband to be fortitude and not too indulged in the love, the wife took up a pair of scissors and cut down what she had woven on the loom, which made Leyangtsi very puzzled. His wife declared, "If something is stopped halfway, it is just like the cut cloth on the loom. The cloth will only be useful if finished. But now, it has been nothing but a mess, and so it is with your study."

Leyangtsi was greatly moved by his wife. He left home resolutely and went on with his study. He didn't return home to see his beloved wife until gaining great achievements.

Afterwards, the story was often used as a model to inspire those who would back out in competitions.

-Author Unknown-


May this story inspire us to persevere and never give up in hoping for a better land for us all!

4 comments to Never Stop Halfway!

  1. says:

    walla When we put 'never stop halfway' with 'don't change horses midstream', we shall have to change the saddles now so that we can cross the stream completely.

    ..for those who follow politics...;P

  1. says:

    aawilliam Happy CNY

  1. says:

    masterwordsmith Dear Walla

    Wow!! As always, a brilliant response from you that resonates beautifully with this post. And, you also read in between the lines and understood why I put this up. *grins widely*

    Thank you so much.

    Take care and all the best for the new lunar year!

    Best wishes

  1. says:

    masterwordsmith Hi AAWilliam

    Thank you so much for taking the time to share your festive greetings.

    Wishing you a wonderful time with your loved ones during this festive season.

    Do keep in touch!

    Best wishes

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