A Very Good Motivation for Oneself


A well-known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20 bill. In the room of 200, he asked,”Who would like this $20 bill?”

Hands started going up. He said,”I am going to give this $20 to one of you but first let me do this.”

He proceeded to crumple the dollar bill up.

He then asked, “Who still wants it?” Still the hands were up in the air.

“Well,” he replied, “What if I do this?” And he dropped it on the ground and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe. He picked it up, now all crumpled and dirty.”Now who still wants it?” Still the hands went into the air.

“My friends, you have all learned a very valuable lesson. No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth $20.


“Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way. We feel as though we are worthless. We fall into despair and consider our situation to be hopeless. But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value.”


“Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have.” – Thomas A. Edison


“Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.”

– Malcolm Forbes


You are special – Don’t ever forget that!


Never let yesterday’s disappointments overshadow tomorrow’s dreams.”


End is not the end. In fact, E.N.D. is Effort Never Dies”. If you get NO as an answer, remember N.O. is Next Opportunity”. So always be positive in life.”

A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, former President of India 


“A pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill


This may touch lives, speak to the hurting heart or bring hope to those in despair.

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  1. Mubareka

    Thank you for sharing these beautiful thoughts

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