Can you point out the mistake?

He was lying on his bed. Tears were rolling down of his eyes. His face was grown pale. He was doubting his skills.

He was rejected by the people. What had happened to him? He was not as good as much as he thinks of.

It’s a matter of a few days back when John finished his Art course as a disciple of a Great Painter. He was now a good painter.

One day, sitting in his room taking the sip of coffee he thought that he’ll use his Art skill to Draw a scene on the canvas.

He took out his canvas from behind the wardrobe. He arranged the paint brush and his colors.

Then he started his painting with some strokes. After two hours he painted a beautiful scene on the canvas.

He was very happy and he thought that he’ll display his painting on the busiest street. The next day, he took his scenery and went to the nearest but the busiest street.



He displayed his painting with a note which reads, “I’m new in this profession, I might have made some mistakes.

Please put a cross at the place which you think can be painted more better”. After putting his painting on the street side he went. When he came in the evening.

He was surprised to see that his painting was full of cross marks and some people have even commented. It was hard to see the colors in the painting. He went home.

He was lying on his bed. Tears were rolling down of his eyes. His face was grown pale. He was doubting his skills.

He was rejected by the people. What had happened to him? He was not as good as much as he thinks of.

He then got up and took his painting to his master. Told the whole matter to him.

Upon hearing this incident his master said, “My dear, I will prove that you’re a good painter. Can you paint one more like this, for me?”

John with tears in his eye said, “Yes, master I’ll do”.



He took just 1 hour and cloned the scene on another canvas. He gave that canvas to his master. The next morning John with his master went to the same street.

The master displayed the painting on the same place with a different note which reads, “I’m new in this profession, I might have made some mistakes. Please make changes to those mistakes with the brush and the color”.

And after displaying the painting they both went away. In the evening they came back to check it.

John again surprised to see the painting. There was no correction made by anyone.



John was looking happy. But the master was not satisfied he said, “I think people were very busy that’s why they haven’t paid attention to it.

Let’s leave it for one more day”. And again they both went to their homes.

The next day in the evening they both came and John was again surprised to see that there was no correction made to the painting.

Days passed, weeks passed and at last, one month passed. But the painting was remained untouched.


Moral of the story

It’s easy to point out the mistake but it’s difficult to improve it. People will easily find a mistake in your work but can’t improve it because they don’t know how to do it.

Never doubt your skills just because others have rejected you. If your work is giving happiness to you then it’s Great work. Don’t depend on others opinion.

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