Catching Monkeys in India

English: Saimiri sciureus. Français : Saimiri ...

Français : Saimiri sciureus. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is a great little story that I found ( that demonstrates two primary things that generally will decide whether or not a person ever becomes successful. It has always been fascinating to me how many people are afraid to let go of their fears or to think “outside the box” in order to be successful. The following short illustration, gives us a good example of this concept…

Monkey-hunters use a box with an opening at the top, big enough for the monkey to slide its hand in. Inside the box are nuts. The monkey grabs the nuts and now its hand becomes a fist. The monkey tries to get its hand out but the opening is big enough for the hand to slide in, but too small for its fist to come out. Now the monkey has a choice, either to let go off the nuts and be free forever or hang on to the nuts and get caught. Guess what it picks every time? You guessed it. He hangs on to the nuts and gets caught.

We are no different from monkeys. We all hang on to some nuts that keep us from going forward in life. We keep rationalizing by saying, “I cannot do this because . . .” and whatever comes after “because” are the nuts that we are hanging on to which are holding us back. Successful people don’t rationalize. Two things determine if a person will be a success: reasons and results.
Reasons don’t count while results do…

7 thoughts on “Catching Monkeys in India

  1. This is true and also when I monkey is swinging from on vine to another he last to let go of the one behind to grab the next in front of him. I’m all for grabbing the new vines in front of me and not looking back there’s nothing there for you anyway! I have a quote that says, “Don’t stumble over something behind you.” Kind of interesting! I love this post. I have a lot of monkey quotes and such do you think it’s because I am a monkey and I am bananas? JK lol


  2. I like this, very inspiring. I had absolutely no idea about that way of catching monkeys. Hand becomes a fist etc. Very, very interesting.


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