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Put the Glass Down!

Friday, September 21, 2012

A Professor began his class by holding up a glass with some water in it. He held it up for all to see & asked the students, "How much do you think this glass weighs?"

"50 grams!" "100 grams!" "125 grams," the students answered.

"I really don't know unless I weigh it," said the professor, "but, my question is: What would happen if I held it up like this for a few minutes?"

"Nothing," the students said.

"Ok what would happen if I held it up like this for an hour?" the professor asked.

"Your arm would begin to ache" said one of the students.

"You're right, now what would happen if I held it for a day?"

"Your arm could go numb; you might have severe muscle stress & paralysis and have to go to hospital for sure!" ventured another student and all the students laughed.

"Very good, But during all this, did the weight of the glass change?" asked the professor

"No," was the answer.

"Then what caused the arm ache and the muscle stress?" The students were puzzled.

"What should I do now to come out of pain?" asked professor again.

"Put the glass down!" said one of the students.

"Exactly!" said the professor.

Life's problems are something like this. Hold it for a few minutes in your head and they seem OK. Think of them for a long time and they begin to ache. Hold it even longer and they begin to paralyze you. You will not be able to do anything.

It's important to think of the challenges or problems in your life, but EVEN MORE IMPORTANT is to 'PUT THEM DOWN' at the end of every day before you go to sleep. That way, you are not stressed, you wake up every day fresh and strong & can handle any issue, any challenge that comes your way!

So, when you leave office today, remember my friend to 'PUT THE GLASS DOWN TODAY!'

  
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JACKH35 9/22/2012 9:58AM

    Thanks, I needed that.

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GREENGENES 9/21/2012 6:12PM

    Excellent! Thank You!

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HEALTHIERKEN 9/21/2012 11:29AM

    What good advice! Thank you : )


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1CRAZYDOG 9/21/2012 9:37AM

    This is one of my favorites. Thanks. Needed that toda.

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Desire the Fire!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.
~John Maxwell

  
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CATIATM 9/20/2012 11:35AM

    Great point! emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 9/20/2012 9:55AM

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FARIS71 9/20/2012 8:57AM

    So true! I've lost a bit of weight over the last few years and I hate to hear people attribute it to my "abilities" as if they are not able to do the same or better. It's about wanting the result more than wanting to hit snooze.

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Be Strong!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
~Arnold Schwarzenegger

  
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1CRAZYDOG 9/19/2012 4:49PM

    I must be WWWWAAAAYYYYY strong! LOL Kidding aside, the challenges do definitely make us better IF we have the right perspective.

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Turn Around!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

No matter how far wrong you've gone ...
you can always turn around!

If you are tired of starting over
Stop giving up!

  
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BARCLE 9/18/2012 6:17PM

    emoticon great advice emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 9/18/2012 11:02AM

    And ask for directions! LOL Hard to do for some.

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Determination

Monday, September 17, 2012

An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men.

~Thomas Fuller

  
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1CRAZYDOG 9/17/2012 8:49AM

    Love this!

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CAT609 9/17/2012 7:02AM

    Awesome~

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WRITEMANN1 9/17/2012 6:50AM

    Yes, and so true!!

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