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Motivational Stories

Treasure What You Have

One spring day in 1934, I was walking down West Dougherty Street in Webb City when i saw a sight that banished all my worries. For tow years I had been running a grocery store in Webb City. I had lost all my savings and incurred debt that took me seven years to pay back. …
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Find the Chance that Belongs to You

Cornelius Vanderbilt saw his opportunity in the steamboat, and determine to identify himself with steam navigation. To the surprise of all his friends, he abandoned his prosperous business and took command of one of the first steamboat launched, at a a salary of one thousand dollars a year. Livingston and Fulton had acquired sole right …
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Never, Never, Never Give Up!

The world number 1 sales man was asked to share his secret of success upon his retirement. 2,500 salesman came to listen to his speech. He set a very big iron ball and a hammer on the stage. Then he asked, “Who can move this iron ball?” One person in the audience said, “I want …
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Persist One More Time

Chadwick was the first female who swam across the English Channel. She now wanted to swam from Catalina Island to California. The trip was extremely hard. The freezing seawater made her lips purple. He arms and legs felt like they weighed one thousand pounds after sixteen hours continuous swimming. However, she still didn’t know how …
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A Little at a Time

Carl Walter was my piano teacher. Once he asked me: ” Do you practice a long, time, and hour ¬†at a time? ” “I try to.” “Well, don’t, ” he shouted. “When you grow up, time won’t come in a long stretches. Practice in minutes, whenever you can .” When I was teaching at Columbia, …
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Growing into a Pearl

Long long ago, there was a clam raiser who wanted to make biggest pearl in the world. He went to the seaside to select sand grain, and he asked he sand grains whether they wanted to turn into pearl, but in vain. Clam raiser despaired. Finally one agreed. Other sand grains all laughed at him. …
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The Best Time of My Life

It was June 15, and in two days I would be turning thirty. I was afraid that the best years were now behind me. As I greeted my my 79-year-old friend Nicholas, he noticed I wasn’t full of my usual energy and asked if there was anything wrong. I told him I was feeling anxious …
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The Secret of Happiness

Once there lived a king of great strength and wealth. Yet he was not happy. He told his servants to find him things to make him happy, but each came back saying, “Nothing in the world can match the wonderful things you have already.” Then in that land, there lived a poor man with a …
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Patience, Persistence and Perspiration

Thomas Edison is a classic example of how attitude relates to work. While being questioned by a young reporter about an invention he had been working on for along time, he revealed one of the secrets of this greatness. The your reporter asked, “Mr. Edison, how does it feel to have failed 10,000 times in …
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Lesson of Failure

Failure does not mean you are a failure; It does mean you have not yet succeeded. Failure does not mean you have accomplished nothing; It does mean you have learned something. Failure does not mean you have been a fool; It does mean you have enough faith to experiment. Failure does not mean you have …
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