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Failures are the pillars of success

There lived a king in Scotland. His name was Robert Bruce. He fought several battles to regain his counts freedom but was each time defeated. Naturally he was very sad. One day sitting up in his hiding place, he was brooding over his misfortune. Suddenly he noticed a spider trying to read the ceiling with the help of its silken thread to complete the cobweb. The spider tried again and again to go up but dropped down every time. Six attempts made by the spider failed one after another. But still it did not give up the struggle and went on trying.

Bruce observed the spider with keen interest and saw that the seventh attempt of the spider succeeded. The perseverance of the spider encouraged Bruce. He saw a ray of hope. Filled with new hope he brought together his scattered forces and faced his enemies once more with renewed energy. This time he prevailed over his enemies and succeeded in defeating them.

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