Motivational Stories

8 Ways to Pull Yourself Out of a Funk

We all have days that we feel down and depressed. When we are in this state, it can be hard to stay positive. Here’s Some Activities to Pull Yourself Out of a Funk: 1. Use motion to improve your mood: Motion is a higher vibrational state than sitting or lying down is. This is one …
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Look for the Extraordinary in the Ordinary

I heard a story about two workers who were approached by a reporter. The reporter asked the fisrt worker, “What are you doing?” His complained that the was virtually a slave, an underpaid bricklayer who spent his days wasting his time, stacking bricks. The second worker responded quite differently. “I’m the luckiest person in the …
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The Gold Is Just In Your Backyard

A man in California owned a ranch out there. In 1847 he read gold had been discovered in Southern California, and he sold his ranch to Colonel Sutter and started off to hunt for gold.l Colonel Sutter put a mill on the little stream in that farm and one day his little girl brought some …
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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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