Intelligent efforts are successful

Once upon a time, through a hole in the fence, a boy saw
a coin lying on the other side. He put his hand through the
hole and managed to pick up the coin. While withdrawing
his hand, it got stuck, as the clenched fist holding the coin
was unable to come out through the small hole of the fence.
By opening up the fist, the boy could take his hand out but
then the coin would drop. Hence, the boy turned his hand
and opened the fist, so that the coin remained on the palm
of his hand. Slowly, he brought his hand out of the small
hole in the fence. As the coin was on the palm of his hand,
the coin also came out.

The boy went home and showed the coin to his father,
who told the boy to put it in a safe place. At a corner of the
room there was an expensive vase and the boy dropped the
coin inside it. Then he tried to take it out, but the vase had a
small opening and again his hand was stuck. If he opened his
fist, then the coin would drop. He remembered how earlier
he had got the coin by turning his hand and opening his fist,
so that the coin remained on the palm of his hand. However,
since the vase was vertical to the ground, even if he turned
his hand and opened his fist, the coin would fall in the vase
and not remain in his palm. He thought of breaking the vase
with his other hand, but then his father would be angry. For
some time, the boy pondered over the situation.

Then with his other hand, he slowly pulled the mouth of
the vase towards the ground, in such a controlled manner
that the vase would not suddenly fall and break. Slowly, the
mouth of the vase came nearer the ground and finally, the
vase rested on the ground in a horizontal position. Now, the
boy turned his hand and opened his fist so that the coin lay
on his palm. Then as earlier, he slowly brought out his hand
with the coin resting on his palm. Due to his intelligent
efforts, the boy successfully got his stuck hand out along
with the coin, without breaking the vase.

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Excerpt from the book “Once Upon A Time: 100 Management Stories” by Rajen Jani

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