Then the butterfly stopped, as if it couldn't go further. At this point the man decided to help the butterfly. He took a pair of scissors and snipped off the remaining bits of cocoon. The butterfly emerged easily but it was not as it should be; it had a swollen body and small shrivelled wings.
The man continued to watch it, expecting that any minute the wings would enlarge and expand enough to support the body. But nothing happened!
The butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around as it was never able to fly.
What the man in his kindness and haste did not understand was that the restricting cocoon and the struggle required by the butterfly to get through the opening was natures way of forcing the fluid from the swollen body into its wings so that the wings could unfold and enable the butterfly for flight.
Moral of the story?
Without struggle there is no progress in life. We need to overcome obstacles to create a character and determination which will stand us in good stead for creating a life we always wanted. We need to make the extra effort to get through that struggle in order for us to be prepared to face the next challenge. Don't take the shortcuts, don't take the easy routes- persevere through those struggles and at the end of it you'll be able to use your wings and determine your own altitude.
Just remember; an old beat up dimpled golf ball travels further than a smooth one.