Feel Good Inspirational and Motivational Stories with Morals

Nothing like a good story to fill the soul with positive energy! Sometimes in life, we find ourselves in situations where we feel like nothing good ever happens.During times of great difficulty, a good story with values is all the pep talk you need to get through the day.  If you’re in the mood for light reading, these inspirational and motivational stories with morals:

During times of great difficulty, a good story with values is all the pep talk you need to get through the day.  If you’re in the mood for light reading, these inspirational and motivational stories with morals:

A Mother’s Loving Guidance

One day Thomas Edison came home and gave a paper to his mother. He told her, “My teacher gave this paper to me and told me to only give it to my mother.” His mother’s eyes were tearful as she read the letter aloud to her child, “Your son is a genius. This school is too small for him and doesn’t have enough good teachers for training him. Please teach him yourself.”

Many years after Edison’s mother had died; Edison had become one of the greatest inventors of the century. One day he was going through the old closet and he found a folded letter, which was given to him by his teacher for his mother. He opened it. The message written on the letter was, “Your son is mentally ill. We cannot let him attend our school anymore. He is expelled.”

Edison became emotional reading it and then he wrote in his diary, “Thomas Alva Edison was a mentally ill child whose mother turned him into the genius of the century.”

Moral of the Story: Nothing in this world is as strong or as precious as a mother’s love. With proper guidance and lots of love, a child can become whoever he or she wants to be! A mother’s guiding hands can change the destiny of a child.

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A Boy’s Job Appraisal

A little boy went into a drug store, reached for a soda carton and pulled it over to the telephone. He climbed onto the carton so that he could reach the buttons on the phone and proceeded to punch in seven digits (phone numbers).  The store-owner observed and listened to the conversation.

Boy: ‘Lady, can you give me the job of cutting your lawn?
Woman: (at the other end of the phone line): ‘I already have someone to cut my lawn.’
Boy: ‘Lady, I will cut your lawn for half the price of the person who cuts your lawn now.’
Woman: I’m very satisfied with the person who is presently cutting my lawn.
Boy: (with more perseverance): ‘Lady, I’ll even sweep your curb and your sidewalk, so on Sunday you will have the prettiest lawn in all of Palm beach, Florida.’
Woman: No, thank you.

With a smile on his face, the little boy replaced the receiver.  The store owner, who was listening to all this, walked over to the boy.

Store Owner: ‘Son, I like your attitude; I like that positive spirit and would like to offer you a job.’
Boy: ‘No thanks.’
Store Owner: But you were really pleading for one.
Boy: No Sir, I was just checking my performance at the job I already have. I am the one who is working for that lady I was talking to!’

Moral: The hardworking boy in the story loved his job so much that he performs a self-appraisal, just to see how his employer would respond. The story teaches the importance of hard work, of committing one’s self to the job at hand and reaping its reward. Never let a little success get in your head. Do not rest on your laurels, always look for ways to improve your craft.

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Never Judge Too Quickly

English: Apple. Polski: Jabłko.
English: Apple. Polski: Jabłko. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A Father and his daughter were playing in the park.  His young daughter spotted an apple vendor.  She asked her father to buy her an apple.  Father didn’t bring much money with him, but it was enough to purchase two apples.  So he bought two apples and gave his daughter.

His daughter held one apple each in her two hands.  Then a father asked her if she can share one apple with him.  Upon hearing this, his daughter quickly took a bite from one apple.  And before her father could speak, she also took a bite from the second apple.

A Father was surprised.  He wondered what mistake he made raising her daughter that she acted in such a greedy way.  His mind was lost in thoughts, that perhaps he is just thinking too much, his daughter is too young to understand about sharing and giving.  A smile had disappeared from his face.

And suddenly his daughter with an apple in her one hand said, “Father have this one, this one is much juiciest and sweeter”.  Her father was speechless.  He felt bad about reaching to the judgment so quickly about a small child.  However, his smile came back now knowing why his daughter quickly took a bite from each apple.

Moral of the Story: Sometimes we judge people too quickly, not realizing that there are reasons why people do what they do. We all have our own stories so it’s never wise to reach a conclusion without knowing the battles that a certain person is facing. Before judging a person, discover the reason behind his or her actions. You might be surprised at what you’ll discover.

The Traveler and the Plane Tree

English: Historical Buffon's plane tree (Plata...
English: Historical Buffon’s plane tree (Platanus orientalis, planted in 1785) in winter, Jardin des Plantes de Paris Français : Le platane historique planté par Buffon en 1785 (Platanus orientalis) en hiver, Jardin des Plantes de Paris. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Two men were walking along one summer day. Soon it became too hot to go any further and, seeing a large plane tree nearby, they threw themselves on the ground to rest in its shade.

Gazing up into the branches one man said to the other, “What a useless tree this is. It does not have fruit or nuts that we can eat and we cannot even use its wood for anything.”

“Don’t be so ungrateful,” rustled the tree in reply. “I am being extremely useful to you at this very moment, shielding you from the hot sun. And you call me a good-for-nothing!”

Moral of the Story: Sometimes in our struggles, we fail to see the good things that come our way. In the story, the traveler was too quick to make judgments, belittling the tree without looking at the bigger picture. In the end, he realized that everything in this world has a purpose. You just need to take a closer look to find out what that purpose is.

The Lazy Donkey

Bhola owns a donkey called Khandya. Bhola is a very tolerant and kind master. The donkey is lazy and is always finding ways to avoid work.

Once while returning with loads of salt on his back, Khandya falls in the river. He realizes that the fall has lessened the weights of the sacks as the salt has dissolved in the water.

The next few days Khandya purposely falls into the water every day. Bhola is unhappy at the way Khandya is behaving because he is losing money in the process. He decides to teach Khandya a lesson.

The next day instead of salt bags, he loads Khandya with bags of cotton. Khandya is unaware of the change. As planned, he falls into the water and gets the bags wet. He is surprised to find the load unbearable. In the end, his master leaves him hungry by the side of the road. Khandya learned his lesson and starts behaving.

Moral of the Story: Laziness will inevitably leave you in ruins. When it comes to work, always give your 100% and you will reap the rewards of your hard work.  But if you’re lazy, you’ll eventually find yourself jobless and full of regret.

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The Thirsty Crow

One hot day, a thirsty crow flew all over the fields looking for water. For a long time, he could not find any. He felt very weak, almost lost all hope. Suddenly, he saw a water jug below the tree. He flew straight down to see if there was any water inside. Yes, he could see some water inside the jug!

The crow tried to push his head into the jug. Sadly, he found that the neck of the jug was too narrow. Then he tried to push the jug to tilt for the water to flow out but the jug was too heavy.

The crow thought hard for a while. Then looking around it, he saw some pebbles. He suddenly had a good idea. He started picking up the pebbles one by one, dropping each into the jug. As more and more pebbles filled the jug, the water level kept rising. Soon it was high enough for the crow to drink. His plan had worked!

Moral of the Story: Sometimes the solutions to our problems are right in front of our eyes. One has to work hard to resolve a certain problem. Just like the cow in the story, always approach a problem with a clear head. Through quick thinking and hard work, anything is possible.

The Ant and the Dove

One hot day, an ant was searching for some water. After walking around for some time, she came to a spring. To reach the spring, she had to climb up a blade of grass. While making her way up, she slipped and fell into the water. She could have drowned if a dove up a nearby tree had not seen her.

Seeing that the ant was in trouble, the dove quickly plucked off a leaf and dropped it into the water near the struggling ant. The ant moved towards the leaf and climbed up there.

Soon it carried her safely to dry ground. Just at that time, a hunter nearby was throwing out his net towards the dove, hoping to trap it. Guessing what he was about to do, the ant quickly bit him on the heel. Feeling the pain, the hunter dropped his net. The dove was quick to fly away to safety.

Moral of the Story: All good deeds are rewarded, in one way or another. Do good and all the positive energies that came out of it will find their way back to you. One good turn deserves another.

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The Farmer and the Stork

English: ploughing
English: ploughing (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Finding that cranes were destroying his newly sown corn, a farmer one evening set a net in his field to catch the destructive birds. When he went to examine the net next morning, he found a number of cranes and also a stork.

“Release me, I beseech you,” cried the stork, “for I have eaten none of your corn, nor have I done you any harm. I am a poor innocent stork, as you may see – a most dutiful bird, I honor my father and mother. “But the farmer cut him short.

“All this may be true enough, I dare say, but I have caught you with those were destroying my crops, and you must suffer from the company in which you are found.”

Moral of the Story: We don’t realize it, but sometimes the company we keep can put us in a compromising position. Sometimes we are judged by the people we associate ourselves with so it’s important to always be in good company.

The Smart Frog

A frog was hopping around a farmyard when it decided to investigate the barn. Being somewhat careless, and maybe a little too curious, he ended up falling into a pail half-filled with fresh milk.

As he swam about attempting to reach the top of the pail, he found that the sides of the pail were too high and steep to reach. He tried to stretch his back legs to push off the bottom of the pail but found it too deep. But this frog was determined not to give up, and he continued to struggle.

He kicked, squirmed, kicked, and squirmed until at last, all his churning about in the milk had turned the milk into a big hunk of butter. The butter was now solid enough for him to climb onto and get out of the pail!

Moral of the Story: For some, giving up after facing several roadblocks seems like the best idea. In the end, they were not able to get the right reward for their efforts. Success doesn’t come easily. You have to keep trying every time you fail. Even in the midst of hopelessness, never give up.

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Value

A well-known speaker started 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. But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value. You are special – Don’t ever forget it!

Moral of the Story: At the lowest point of your life, you may feel worthless and helpless. But each one of us is special in our own way. Problems may come and go and just like the $20 in the story; you may be dropped, crumpled, and stomped upon. But you will never lose your value.

10 Useful Messages for Life

Sometimes it’s hard to stay positive when life keeps throwing you a curve ball but a little inspiration goes a long way! A positive outlook helps overcome any adversity.

The next time you are stuck between a rock and a hard place, these useful messages for life will help you overcome any challenge that goes your way:

The 10 Useful Messages for Life

“Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.” – William James

Some people spend the rest of their lives on the sidelines, afraid of stepping out of their comfort zones and taking risks. Life presents so many opportunities to succeed. And as long as you are committed to making every second count, you can live life to the fullest. Believe that you are meant to succeed and you will.

Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.” – Dennis P. Kimbro

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How you react to everyday situations could make or break your day. Realize that sometimes, things don’t work out and let it go. Do not ruin a good day by dwelling on what could’ve been. Learn and grow from every lesson learned.

“There is no royal road to anything. One thing at a time, all things in succession. That which grows fast, withers as rapidly. That which grows slowly, endures.” – Josiah Gilbert Holland

Success does not come easily for most people. It takes a certain level of hard work, discipline, and a lot of sacrifices to achieve a single goal. But the payoff is worth all these sacrifices. And no matter how tough life gets, you only get better!

“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” – Will Rogers

If you’d like to go places, you have to work hard to achieve your goals. You just can’t sit there and wait for things to happen. You have to go out there, discover what the world has to offer and maximize every opportunity to succeed!

The real opportunity for success lies within the person and not in the job.” – Zig Ziglar

Roadblocks are often regarded in a bad light but all these challenges will help you become a better person. Instead of sticking your head in the sand, wishing your problems would go away, deal with it with maturity and a clear head. These challenges will serve as stepping stones toward success!

Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.” – Ray Kroc

Luck is an illusion. You don’t get better by being at the right place at the right time. You don’t need luck to become successful in what you do. Your talents, hard work, and aspirations will help you establish the life you’ve always dreamed of.

Whoever loves much, performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.” – Vincent Van Gogh

Self-Portrait, Spring 1887, Oil on pasteboard,...
Self-Portrait, Spring 1887, Oil on pasteboard, 42 × 33.7 cm., Art Institute of Chicago (F 345). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Being passionate in what you do will drive you to succeed. Do something that you are truly passionate about. When you love what you do, work doesn’t feel like work.

Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.” – Winston Churchill

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Each one of us possesses good qualities and talents that allow us to perform great feats. If we lack the courage to use these qualities to succeed, we will never become the person we’ve always dreamt of being!

Some of us are so fearful of failing; they’d rather not pursue what they really want in life. But playing it safe is not the way to lead an extraordinary life. We must learn to overcome our fears to go after what we want.

The great thing in this world is not so much where you stand, as in what direction you are moving.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

Sometimes you need to see life in a different perspective to realize how far you’ve come. Success doesn’t come instantly. Living a rewarding life starts at working hard to build your dreams. All the sacrifices you made will help you become a better person. The road to success isn’t just about getting to where you want to be, it’s the journey that compels you to go after your dreams.

The difference between a successful person and others is not lack of strength not a lack of knowledge but rather a lack of will.” – Vince Lombardi

It takes more than big dreams to achieve success; you need the right mindset to get you there! The human mind is an incredible tool, it can help you perform great feats… but only if you believe that you can. There’s no room for second-guessing and self-doubt when it comes to achieving your goals.

Top 10 Motivational Books in Hindi

If you’re looking for the top 10 motivational books in Hindi, this listicle is for you! A little positivity goes a long way especially when stuck in a difficult situation. A kind word, an inspiring story is enough to brighten an otherwise gloomy mood. Here is our list of bestselling motivational books that are translated in Hindi:

Top 10 Motivational Books in Hindi

The Secret by Rhonda Byrne

The Secret is a self-help book written by Australian author and TV personality Rhonda Byrne. The book is based on the law of attraction, a concept that philosophy that’s rooted on attracting positive or negative experiences through positive or negative thoughts, respectively.

The book discusses how one could create life-changing results, increasing or improving health, wealth, and happiness, by unlocking the fullest potentials of the mind. The Secret has sold more than 19 million copies and translated into 46 languages, including Hindi.

Wings of Fire by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

Wings of Fire is the autobiography of APJ Abdul Kalam, India’s former President. The book details the early life of Kalam, including his struggles as he leads the Indian space research.

The book offers a glimpse at the charismatic leader’s colorful past and the trials that made him an effective leader. Wings of Fire was first published in 1999 in English but later on translated into 13 languages, including Hindi.

Rich Dad, Poor Dad By Robert Kiyosaki

Rich Dad, Poor Dad is a 1997 inspirational book written by Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter. The book highlights the importance of acquiring financial intelligence to establish a lucrative career in finance and real estate.

Rich Dad Poor Dad details Kiyosaki’s childhood upbringing in Hawaii. It highlights the different mindsets of two men when it comes to money, work, and life. The book promotes financial independence and building wealth through wise investments. This is a great book for those who’d like to start their own business or those who want to give real estate a try.

Power Thinking By Dr. Ujjawal Patni

Power Thinking is a 2012 book written by Dr. Ujjwal Patni, a renowned author, and motivational speaker. The book details the secrets behind successful people and what makes them tick. Power Thinking details the habits successful people have that allowed them to accumulate wealth. The book is based on positive thinking and networking to achieve success.

You Can Win by Shiv Khera

You Can Win is a motivational book written by acclaimed Indian author and activist, Shiv Khera. The book was published in 1998 and it’s centered on achieving success by adopting a positive mindset and having the willingness to change for the better.

In the book, Khera says it’s possible to live your ideal life as long as you have the desire to succeed. Of course, having the right attitude helps in building a life rooted in positivity too.

As You Think by James Allen

Written by British author James Allen, As You Think delves deep into the power of the mind to achieve success. The book features Allen’s philosophy of conquering amazing feats by unlocking the power of the mind and breaking ourselves free from our self-imposed limitations.

The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari By Robin Sharma

The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari is a 1997 self-help book written by Robin Sharma under Harper Collins Publishers. The book is centered on best friends Julian and John in a conversation about the former’s spiritual journey in the Himalayas after a devastating heart attack.

The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari is a certified bestseller, published in over 50 countries and has been translated into 70 languages.

The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale

The Power of Positive Thinking is a 1952 book that discusses the power of optimistic attitude in achieving desirable results in life. American minister Norman Vincent Peale wrote the book and it puts emphasis on enjoying a higher level of satisfaction and quality of life by thinking positively. The book has sold over 20 million copies around the world and translated into over 15 languages.

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

English: American self-help writer Napoleon Hi...
English: American self-help writer Napoleon Hill (1883-1970) posing for a portrait (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Think and Grow Rich is a personal success book written by Napoleon Hill in 1937. This bestselling self-help book was inspired by the life story of Andrew Carnegie, who was one of the richest business magnates in the world.

The book aims to help people succeed in any line of work through hard work and sheer will. Think and Grow Rich has sold more than 100 million copies worldwide and is listed as the sixth best-selling business books of all time by BusinessWeek.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

Rounding up our list of the top motivational books in Hindi is The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Written by Stephen R. Covey in 1989, the book highlights the importance of aligning ourselves to the “true north” to achieve our goals in life. The book outlines all the important habits that successful people have that make them an effective market leader. This bestselling book has sold over 25 million copies worldwide.

5 Nuggets of Wisdom from this Short Story on Opportunity

You’ve probably heard of this inspiring short story on opportunity, but it’s worth retelling to those who always let a defining moment slip through their fingers.

Opportunities seldom come knocking twice. Once that defining moment comes, you have to seize it and never let it go! Lost opportunities are only a gateway to regret! Don’t be like this guy who let a good opportunity come to pass:

story of a young man who wished to marry the farmer's beautiful daughter - short story on opportunity

This is a story of a young man who wished to marry the farmer’s beautiful daughter. He went to the farmer to ask his permission. The farmer looked him over and responded, “Son, go stand out in that field and I’m going to release three bulls, one at a time. If you can catch the tail of any one of the three bulls, you can marry my daughter.”

The young man stood in the pasture awaiting the first bull. The barn door opened and out ran the biggest, meanest-looking bull he had ever seen. He decided that one of the next bulls had to be a better choice than this one, so he ran over to the side and let the bull pass through the pasture out the back gate.

The barn door opened again. Unbelievable. He had never seen anything so big and fierce in his life. It stood – pawing the ground, grunting, slinging slobber – as it eyed him. Whatever the next bull was like, it had to be a better choice than this one. He ran to the fence and let the bull pass through the pasture, out the back gate.

The door opened a third time. A smile came across his face. This was the weakest, scrawniest little bull he had ever seen. This one was his bull. As the bull came running by, he positioned himself just right and jumped at just the exact moment. He grabbed… but the bull had NO tail!

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Lesson 1: Life is Full of Surprises

Sometimes life throws you a curve ball at the most inopportune moment. But no matter how hard things get, do not give up, keep going! Let’s face it; life is full of surprises. And these surprises aren’t always good so be prepared.

An unyielding person could easily break down whenever things don’t go his way. Missed opportunities are just one of the few of life’s cruel jokes.

But the beauty of living is the lessons we learn from every mistake. Don’t let a single misstep define who you are. Pick yourself up, dust yourself off and move forward. Wherever life leads you, always keep an eye out for little opportunities, challenges that will help you achieve your goals.

Lesson 2: Nothing in Life is Ever Easy, and That’s Okay

In the short story on opportunity, the young man expected things to be easy. He was not mentally prepared to take on a difficult challenge. And the father knew it. We are, after all, talking about marrying off a beloved daughter here, of course, things won’t be easy. The story rings true in real life, nothing in life ever comes easy, and we shouldn’t expect it to be.

The story isn’t just about missing an opportunity; it’s about misjudging a situation with zero game plan. Things do not always go the way we want it, and that’s okay. Whenever faced with a challenge, always have a backup plan.  This way, you can make the most out of any situation, and you’ll always come on top.

Lesson 3: Appearances are often Misleading

In the short story on opportunity above, trouble starts when the young man kept judging every bull at a glance. He avoided the first two bulls because they looked scary, intimidating. He never bothered to look deeper, checking every bull carefully before moving to the next. He zeroed in on the weakest looking bull in the bunch, thinking he’ll come out of the challenge a winner. And he ended up being the most surprised when the third bull had no tail! Who knew?

Sometimes in life, we let our preconceived notions get the best of us. Instead of assessing the situation carefully, we let our assumptions get in the way of making a sound judgment. And this may lead to lost opportunities.

Being scared, unsure, or intimidated shouldn’t keep you from making a fair judgment. There are always ways to resolve any problem – including intimidating challenges – as long as you take a step back and focus on the bigger picture. It’s just a matter of dealing with every problem with a clear head.

Lesson 4: Fight to Win

Lesson 4: Fight to Win - short story on opportunity

In the story, the young man lets every good opportunity pass through his fingers, thinking there’s always another one coming. He saw the most beautiful woman he ever laid eyes on and thought he could just waltz through life in a snap. He wasn’t up for a real challenge; he settled for a simple one thinking this opportunity is better than the others. And it’s not; no one could’ve predicted that.

In life, we let a good opportunity pass because it presents all sorts of problems we’d rather not deal with. But resolving these problems are a part of it. You cannot have your cake and eat it too. You must learn to fight for what you want instead of wasting every opportunity waiting for the universe to do you a favor.

Lessons 5: Seize the Moment

The story would’ve been much shorter had the young man took on the first bull. He let his fears and reservations get in the way of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. He could’ve married the girl of his dreams had he learned to set aside his fears. It takes courage and conviction to hurdle challenges. We cannot expect to win at life without working hard for what we want. Learn to seize the moment, focus on the challenge, and learn along the way.

5 Lessons to Learn from This Motivational Story on Time Management

Need a motivational story on time management? Most of us lead a fast-paced lifestyle. Virtually everything we do is done on the fly. And thanks to technology, we’re able to process information on the go.

But ask yourself this: when was the last time you took it slow? Can you remember the last time you took a breather, played with the kids or caught up with good friends? Does work keep you from cultivating meaningful connections with people that truly matter? Let’s take a look at the lessons to be learned from this motivational story on time management:

Jar and rocks story about time management

A professor stood before his class and had some items in front of him. When class began, wordlessly he picked up a large empty jar and proceeded to fill it with rocks right to the top, rocks about 2″ diameter.

He then asked the students if the jar was full? They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles, of course, rolled into the open areas between the rocks. The students laughed.

He asked his students again if the jar was full? They agreed that yes, it was.

The professor then picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else.

“Now,” said the professor, “I want you to recognize that this is your life.

The rocks are the important things – your family, your partner, your health, your children -anything that is so important to you that if it were lost, you would be nearly destroyed.

The pebbles are the other things in life that matter but on a smaller scale. The pebbles represent things like your job, house, or car. The sand is everything else, the “small stuff.”

“If you put the sand or the pebbles into the jar first, there is no room for the rocks.

The same goes for your life. If you spend all your energy and time on the small stuff, material things, you will never have room for the things that are truly most important.

Pay attention to the things that are Important in your life and spend time on the Important.

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Lesson 1: Manage Your Time Well

In the motivational story on time management above, the professor says every aspect of your life affect the people around you and the things you hold dear. You can have time for everything as long as you learn what or who to prioritize first.

Living a rich, rewarding life means looking beyond the superficial. It’s about recognizing which part of your life to focus on. Nothing gives a person fulfillment than working hard for what he or she believes in. And we are at our happiest when we are building our ideal lives. You cannot create a happy life if you keep wasting your time on things that don’t matter. Do one thing at a time and do it well. Build your life on solid ground so you can thrive and weather the harshest of storms.

Lesson 2: Care For Things that Matter to You

If you’re like most people, you probably go through the motions without much thought about why you’re working so hard in the first place. Now for some, they work hard to afford nice things: a big house, a nice car, and money in the bank. All these things are valuable; we all aspire to a comfortable life for our family and ourselves. But sadly, there are others who focus too much on material possessions, not for others but for themselves.

The desire to accumulate material possessions could easily spill to all facets of a person’s life. The desire for wealth, fame, and influence is all consuming, addicting. And some people spend all their lives trying and failing to accumulate these things with not much thought about things that matter until it’s too late: their family, their health, their peace of mind.

Living a fulfilling life starts with knowing what’s important to you and holding it close to your heart. Life is too short to focus on things that don’t matter.

Lesson 3: Always Make Time for Things that Matters

We all lead a busy life, and most of us barely have time for cultivating meaningful connection. But really, when was the last time you ate dinner as a family or shared a good laugh with friends? What’s the point of working extra hours for the kids when your children think of you like a stranger in your home?

I’m sure work or whatever’s keeping you busy on the daily is important to the now. After all, it gives you a sense of purpose; it motivates you to keep going. But don’t let your busy lifestyle get in the way of caring for things that matter to you. Don’t wait until it’s too late, take a step back and make time for your friends and family. Do things that give you a sense of fulfillment. Try something new every day! When it comes to quality time with your family, be selfless.

Lesson 4: Achieving Balance in Life

Lesson 4: Achieving Balance in Life

In the story, the little pebbles that represent minor things in a life crowded the bigger stones. Hence, the bigger stones, which represent all the important things in life, have very little room in the jar. This means you just cannot focus too much on one thing and then completely neglect the other. You must learn to find balance in your life to create harmony. If you don’t, you’ll always end up neglecting certain aspects of your life. And this will lead to discord and dissatisfaction.

Achieving balance in life doesn’t mean cramming every possible activity you can in a day. It’s about making compromises, setting your priorities, and never sweating the small stuff.

Lesson 5: Develop an Efficient Mindset

Planning ahead and taking a breather help create an efficient mindset. After all, an active mindset is critical to managing time well. Cluttering your life with unnecessary things will only slow you down.

You must always have quality time for yourself and your family. Focus on activities that enrich your life. Don’t waste a good day drowning in a steady stream of work-related tasks and activities. Slow down, connect with your friends and families, learn to recharge. Take a breather to clear your head. This way, you don’t feel so burned out at work. You can take on any task with ease knowing that you don’t deprive yourself of a good time.