No Pain No Gain -Once upon a time, there was a small seed named Sam who lived in a lively meadow full with colourful flowers and cheery creatures. Sam imagined himself as the most majestic and tallest tree in the entire forest. However, there was one minor issue, Sam was afraid of the discomfort that came with growing.
Sam spotted a group of trees dancing gleefully in the wind one beautiful morning as the lovely air rustled through the meadow. The leaves moved and danced, and their branches reached for the sky. Sam couldn’t help but be jealous of their grandeur and dreamed he might be like them eventually.
“Hey, little seed, why are you always hiding in the shadows!” a friendly Robin seated on a neighbouring branch and chirped. “Don’t you want to be strong and grow like us?”
“I do,” Sam hesitated, “but I’m afraid of the pain that comes with growing big and tall.” It appears to be really difficult!”
“Ah, my dear Sam, you must understand that every beautiful thing in life comes with a little pain,” the wise old oak tree overheard the exchange. But keep in mind that there is no gain without pain. Accept the process of growth, and you’ll be amazed at what you can accomplish.”
Sam resolved to take the first step towards the wise tree’s dream after being encouraged by its comments. It dug its small roots into the soft earth and began absorbing all the nutrients it could find. Sam’s determination got stronger as the days went into weeks, and so did its roots.
However, as time passed, the meadow was subjected to a severe drought. Sam struggled to find enough water to survive, let alone grow, due to the hot sun and lack of rain. But Sam would not give up.
“It’s too painful to continue!” Sam exclaimed, defeated. (No Pain No Gain Story)
“Little seed,” the soft wind said, “the pain you’re feeling now is only temporary.” Remember, there is no gain without pain.”
Sam took a deep breath and drove its roots deeper into the arid dirt, starving for water. It was a difficult task, but it eventually found tiny pockets of water and clung to them with all its might.
As the seasons changed, the rain came back, and the meadow flourished once more. And smack in the centre stood a little but powerful sapling – Sam had grown!
The other trees admired Sam’s tenacity and fortitude. They witnessed how much it had endured to flourish in the face of adversity. Sam had evolved into a lovely young tree with rich green foliage and a towering and proud trunk.
A group of children playing in the meadow saw the newly growing tree one day. They crowded in awe around it.
“What an amazing tree!” “How you are so big and strong?” one of the kids wondered.
“I learned that no pain, no gain,” Sam said with a smile. Accepting obstacles strengthened me, and now I stand here, living my goal.”
Sam became an inspiration to all the critters in the meadow from that day on. When people faced difficulties, they remembered the little seed that grew into a huge tree and found the strength to overcome their own obstacles.