My Coach and Mentor, Jeanine Yoder, shared this story with me last week as a part of her Mentor MasterClass Program. And it has me thinking, how am I like the Scorpion. She credits Tony Robbins for using this story to help us see how our beliefs and our identity cause us to act and the choices we make. Sharing with you to get you thinking, how are you like the scorpion?
The Story of the Frog & the Scorpion:
A scorpion wanted to make his way across the river.
He saw the frog a few feet away, so he asked the frog if he would be willing to let him ride on his back across to the other side to see his family. The conversation continued:
I don't think so Scorpion, I know you so well and know you are a scorpion and scorpions sting frogs, I will get halfway across the river, and you will sting me."
To which the scorpion replied "You are not thinking with your little frog brain. If I kill you then I will drown too, so I wouldn't do that, I'd be killing myself. Do you think I am that stupid?"
The frog seemed confused but agreed and the scorpion jumped on his back.
He started to swim across the river, and about half way across the scorpion stung the frog.
The frog couldn't believe it. He looked the scorpion in the eyes, as they were both going down and said, "I can't believe this. I'm dying, but you will too. Why would you do this?"
The scorpion answered, "because I am a scorpion, I sting frogs"
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