在很久以前,一位国王将一块巨石放在路上,然后他躲起来看着是否有人会把巨石移开。一些国王最富有的商人和朝臣走过这里,但都是径直绕开巨石继续前行。

过了一段时间,许多人都严厉指责国王没有保持道路畅通,但他们都没有想过任何办法,做出任何移开石头的事情。

一天,一位农民挑着沉重的两大筐蔬菜来到这里。走近巨石时,农民放下了他的担子,努力将石头推开路面,经过多次挥汗用力后,他终于成功了。

农民正准备回去挑起他的蔬菜时,他注意到一只钱包躺在原先那块巨石所在的地方。这个钱包里有很多金币和国王的一张纸条,上面写着黄金是给把巨石从路上移开的人。

这个故事的寓意是,我们在生活中遇到的每一个障碍都是我们帮助改善环境的机会,懒惰的人热衷于抱怨,但总有人本着一颗善良的心,慷慨的胸怀而心甘情愿地去解决问题,完成任务。

我们领科的老师许多都认真地参加了SWOT分析,本着对学校的热爱和关心,希望通过这样四个维度对学校各方面的分析,能给校长提供数据提高领科的办学品质,让学校办得越来越好。他们就如同故事中的农夫一样,不是悲观,抱怨,指责,而是身体力行,他们得到的嘉奖不是金币,而是比金币更宝贵的学生和家长的赞赏以及他们的努力让学生的未来不一样。


In ancient times, a King had a boulder placed on a roadway. He then hid himself and watched to see if anyone would move the boulder out of the way. Some of the King’s wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and simply walked around it.


Many people loudly blamed the King for not keeping the roads clear, but none of them did anything about getting the stone out of the way.


A peasant then came along carrying a load of vegetables. Upon approaching the boulder, the peasant laid down his burden and tried to push the stone out of the road. After much pushing and straining, he finally succeeded.


After the peasant went back to pick up his vegetables, he noticed a purse lying in the road where the boulder had been. The purse contained many gold coins and a note from the King explaining that the gold was for the person who removed the boulder from the roadway.


Moral of the story: Every obstacle we come across in life gives us an opportunity to improve our circumstances, and whilst the lazy complain, the others are creating opportunities through their kind hearts, generosity, and willingness to get things done.


Many of our teachers at Ulink participated SWOT analysis and sincerely wanted to provide their insights on how to improve the school and make Ulink an even better school. I am so proud to see that instead of complaining or doing nothing, more of our teachers are like the peasant in the story dedicate themselves to the future of our students. Their biggest reward is not gold coins but the appreciation of our students and parents and the difference they make in their life which is more precious than gold.