While I was reading through various portals and pages of inspirational stories I decided to share with you my three favorite.
So, these three in my opinion are the best motivational short stories
1. The Elephant Rope
An old man was passing the elephants, he stopped, confused by the fact that these huge creatures were being held by only a small rope tied to their front leg. No chains, no cages. It was obvious that the elephants could, at anytime, break away from their bonds but for some reason, they did not.
He saw a trainer nearby and asked why these animals just stood there and made no attempt to get away. “Well,” trainer said, “when they were very young and much smaller we use the same size rope to tie them and, at that age, it’s enough to hold them. As they grow up, they are conditioned to believe they cannot break away. They believe the rope can still hold them, so they never try to break free.”
The old man was amazed. These animals could at any time break free from their bonds but because they believed they couldn’t, they were stuck right where they were.
2. A Pound of Butter
There was an old farmer who sold a pound of butter to a baker. One day the baker decided to weigh the butter to see if he was getting the right amount, which he wasn’t. Angry about this, he took the old farmer to court.
The judge asked the old farmer if he was using any measure to weight the butter. The old farmer replied, “Honor, I am primitive. I don’t have a proper measure, but I do have a scale.”
The judge asked, “Then how do you weigh the butter?”
An old farmer replied;
“Your Honor, long before the baker started buying butter from me, I have been buying a pound loaf of bread from him. Every day when the baker brings the bread, I put it on the scale and give him the same weight in butter. If anyone is to be blamed, it is the baker.”
3. The Group of Frogs
A group of green and yellow frogs were traveling through the woods, two of them fell into a deep pit. When the green frogs crowded around the pit and saw how deep it was, they told the two yellow frogs that there was no hope left for them.
However, the two yellow frogs decided to ignore what the others were saying and they proceeded to try to jump out of the pit. Despite their efforts, the group of green frogs at the top of the pit were still saying that they should just give up. That they would never make it out.
Eventually, one of the yellow frogs took heed to what the others were saying and he gave up, falling down to his death. The other yellow frog continued to jump as hard as he could. Again, the crowd of green frogs yelled at him to stop the pain and just die.
He jumped even harder and finally made it out. When he got out, the other frogs said, “Did you not hear us?”
The yellow frog explained to them that he was deaf. He thought they were encouraging him the entire time.
Moral of the stories:
People enter our lives for a reason. Nothing is happening by chance. Love, respect, illness, injury, human stupidity … are all that little tests to test the limits of our soul.
Sometimes you may seem that your life is awful, bad things happen, dear people disappoint you, your colleagues are betraying you, your career is not going by the path you are planning, you do not get as much love as you would like.
But over time, realize that you have not overcome those obstacles you would not become aware of your inner strength, the power of the mind, your potential, and the power to be even better, stronger and more determined to achieve your goals whatever they are.
These people influence our lives and our growing up, by our falls and success we become the people we want to be. We learn from these experiences, whether they are good or bad. No matter how much this world tries to hold you back, always move on with the belief that what you want to achieve is possible.
Without these little tests life would be a boring straight line.
With a healthy life values we can achieve in life whatever we want to as long as we listen, we have good intentions and respect for each other.
Thank you for reading!
If you have your own motivational story or you have a favorite one, feel free to share it with me in a comment 🙂