As two Buddhist monks were walking down a wooded path, they came across a woman in fine clothes that had stopped by a small section ahead of her that had flooded.
“I want to get across without damaging my clothes. Can you help me?” the woman asked of the monks.
One immediately hoisted her up, sloshed through the flooded area, put her down, and continued on his way.
The other, initially stunned, had to hurry to catch up. He seethed for hours and through the night. In the morning upon waking and resuming their journey, he demanded, “How could you pick that woman up and carry her across! It is not our business to be caught up in her troubles! What concern of ours to care for the state of her clothes? We are living this life to remove ourselves from that sort of thing!”
The other calmly replied, “I put her down yesterday. Why are you still carrying her?”
Is there something that has been holding you back from achieving your goals? Let go of the fear. Rise above criticism. Chase your dreams.