Spiders are normally little and easily get smashed under our legs. .There may be very ferocious ones too as we see in movies. I am talking about the normal ones which weaves web in roofs.
Let us see how a spider inspired a king to fight back.
There was a Scottish king named Robert Bruce. He wanted to free Scotland from English rule.Once he lost a battle against the English. He was about to be captured. So, he had to flee for his life . He was on the run and was in exile for a few months .While he was hiding in a cave , he thought of even giving up and surrendering himself along with his kingdom.
As he was thinking on these lines, he saw a spider in the cave.The spider was trying to weave the web.
It climbed up the roof, started to weave.......but ...oh......it fell down. Again the spider climbed to the roof , started weaving.......and again, it fell down. Bruce was watching this spider. The spider was not tired. Again it started to climb and weave the web. Though it failed for seven times in weaving the web, the spider did not give up. Without any reluctance it tried the eighth time. This time the spider climbed to the roof and started to weave the web. And yes, this time the spider succeeded in its effort.
Robert Bruce on seeing the spider's effort got fresh energy .He decided to fight back. Immediately , he came out of exile and asked his soldiers to "Try , try, and try again till you succeed.."
And , with that energy Robert Bruce fought the battle and ofcourse won that.
Oh! Even spiders do help for victory in a war.
There are many caves even now in Ireland which claim as Bruce's caves .
Now ,I know, you will agree with me if I say , we need more of inspiration than perspiration for success.
You might be eager to see how Robert Bruce looks like. I was able to get his picture from Google. Here it is,