It Is Simple


1. It is very simple to get a reward.
There was a person who went for an interview for a new job. As he walked into the building, he picked up some litter on the ground put it in the trash can. The passing test officer saw him and gave him the job.

As long as you develop good habits, you can.

2. It is easy to get ahead
There was a young boy who was an apprentice in the bicycle shop. Someone sent a broken bicycle. The young boy, in addition to repairing the bike, also made the bike look beautiful and new. Other apprentices laughed at him for doing the extra job. The next day, when the owner came back for his bike, he hired the boy to go to work for him.

Do more than what is necessary.

3. It is easy to be beautiful
A child said to his mother, “Mom, you are beautiful today.” The mother asked, “Why?” The child replied, “Because you are not angry today.”

Don’t be angry.

4. It is easy to raise a child
A rancher asked his child to work on the farm every day. His friend said to him, “You don’t have to make the child work so hard.” The owner replied, “I’m not just raising crops. I’m raising my child.”

Teach the value of hard work.

5. It is easy to find a way to succeed
A tennis coach said to his students, “if a tennis ball falls into a field, how do you find it?”

Someone answered, “Look at the center of the field.”
Someone answered, “Look at the bottom of the field.”
Someone answered, “Look where the grass is longest.”
The coach announced the correct answer: “Just look from one end of the field to the other.”

Just count to ten and don’t skip.

6. It is easy to keep it bright
A was always brightly lit. Someone asked, “What brand of lightbulb do you have in your shop? They’re durable.”The shop owner replied, “Our lightbulbs always burn out. We change them out immediately when they break.”

Just change it often.

7. The way to control your destiny is simple
The frog who lived by the field said to the frog who lived by the road, “You are too dangerous here. Come and live with me!”The frog by the road said, “I’m used to it. I’m too lazy to move.”A few days later, the frog on the edge of the field went to visit the frog on the road, only to find that he had been crushed by a car that had gone off the road.

Just stay away from laziness.

8. It is easy to get rid of a heavy load
When a chick broke through its egg, there happened to be a turtle passing by. From then on, the chicken carried an eggshell on its back for the rest of its life.

Just let go of your misconceptions.

9. It is easy to become “God”
There was a little pig who asked God to be his disciple. God said he would if the pig helped to clean a calf had just come out of the mire and was covered with mud. “I am a disciple of God,” said the pig in surprise. “Why would I clean a dirty calf?” God said, “How can anyone know that you are my disciple if you do not serve others?”

Just give from your heart.

10. It is easy to be happy
A group of miners were walking in the desert. Everyone was walking with heavy and painful steps. Only one of them was walking happily. Others asked, “Why are you so comfortable?” He smiled and replied, “Because I am carrying the least.”

Just own a little less.

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