How underdogs can overcome the odds and be successful.

Published: Apr 08 2021

The Biblical story of David and Goliath is a well-known parable. The story goes that Goliath, a giant and the champion of the Philistines, challenged the Israelites to send out their champion and decide the outcome of their ongoing war in single combat. None of the Israelites dared to face the fearsome behemoth…except David.

Despite facing seemingly insurmountable odds – going against a well-armed and trained warrior who HAPPENED TO BE A GIANT – David was undaunted. He brought only a sling and a pouch full of stones, against Goliath’s sword and shield. Then, as Goliath charged in for the kill, David found a vulnerable spot in his opponent’s armor and slung one of his stones there. His precise throw hit Goliath in the head and knocked him out, allowing David to move in for the kill and win the war for the Israelites.

David and Goliath is often referenced as a moral lesson of how underdogs can overcome the odds and be successful.