Positive thinking is one of the best skill you can develop today, a positive attitude not only brings confidence but also send positive vibes to your surroundings so everyone around you feel that vibe, Today at enlightenbrains I will bring Few Short Positive thinking Stories for you, So, lets start with Number #4.
4 Positive Thinking Stories
Positive Thinking Stories #4 A The weight of Water Glass : Holding is Painful, Let it go…
Once upon a time a psychology professor walked around on a stage while teaching stress management principles to an auditorium filled with students. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the typical “glass half empty or glass half full” question. Instead, with a smile on her face, the professor asked, “How heavy is this glass of water I’m holding?”
Students shouted out answers ranging from eight ounces to a couple pounds.
She replied, “From my perspective, the absolute weight of this glass doesn’t matter. It all depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute or two, it’s fairly light. If I hold it for an hour straight, its weight might make my arm ache a little. If I hold it for a day straight, my arm will likely cramp up and feel completely numb and paralyzed, forcing me to drop the glass to the floor. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it feels to me.”
As the class shook their heads in agreement, she continued, “Your stresses and worries in life are very much like this glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happens. Think about them a bit longer and you begin to ache a little. Think about them all day long, and you will feel completely numb and paralyzed – incapable of doing anything else until you drop them.”
The moral: It’s important to remember to let go of your stresses and worries. No matter what happens during the day, as early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down. Don’t carry them through the night and into the next day with you. If you still feel the weight of yesterday’s stress, it’s a strong sign that it’s time to put the glass down.
Positive Thinking Stories #3 Shark Bait, Glass and Shark Story : Don’t Stop from failure, Stop by Success.
During a research experiment a marine biologist placed a shark into a large holding tank and then released several small bait fish into the tank.
As you would expect, the shark quickly swam around the tank, attacked and ate the smaller fish.
The marine biologist then inserted a strong piece of clear fiberglass into the tank, creating two separate partitions. She then put the shark on one side of the fiberglass and a new set of bait fish on the other.
Again, the shark quickly attacked. This time, however, the shark slammed into the fiberglass divider and bounced off. Undeterred, the shark kept repeating this behavior every few minutes to no avail. Meanwhile, the bait fish swam around unharmed in the second partition. Eventually, about an hour into the experiment, the shark gave up.
This experiment was repeated several dozen times over the next few weeks. Each time, the shark got less aggressive and made fewer attempts to attack the bait fish, until eventually the shark got tired of hitting the fiberglass divider and simply stopped attacking altogether.
The marine biologist then removed the fiberglass divider, but the shark didn’t attack. The shark was trained to believe a barrier existed between it and the bait fish, so the bait fish swam wherever they wished, free from harm.
The moral: Many of us, after experiencing setbacks and failures, emotionally give up and stop trying. Like the shark in the story, we believe that because we were unsuccessful in the past, we will always be unsuccessful. In other words, we continue to see a barrier in our heads, even when no ‘real’ barrier exists between where we are and where we want to go.
Positive Thinking Stories #2 6 Year Kid and Shopkeeper Story : Money is not everything, Goodness is indeed.
A 6 yr old boy was in the market with his 4 yr old sister…Suddenly the boy found that his sister was lagging behind.
He stopped and looked back.His sister was standing in front of a toy shop and was watching something with great interest.
The boy went back to her and asked,”Do you want something?”
The sister pointed at the doll. The boy held her hand and like a responsible elder brother, gave that doll to her.The sister was very very happy.
The shopkeeper was watching everything and getting amused to see the matured behavior of the boy.
Now the boy came to the counter and asked the shopkeeper,”What is the cost of this doll, Sir!”
The shopkeeper was a cool man and had experienced the odds of life. So he asked the boy with a lot of love n affection,” Well, What can you pay?”
The boy took out all the shells that he had collected from sea shore, from his pocket and gave them to the shopkeeper. The shopkeeper took the shells and started counting as if he were counting the currency. Then he looked at the boy.The boy asked him worriedly,”Is it less?”
The shopkeeper said,” No,No….These are more than the cost. So I will return the remaining.” Saying so,he kept only 4 shells with him and returned the remaining.
The boy, very happily kept those shells back in his pocket and went away with his sister. A servant in that shop got very surprised watching all these. He asked his master,” Sir!You gave away such a costly doll just for 4 shells?
“The shopkeeper said with a smile,” Well, For us these are mere shells. But for that boy, these shells are very precious and at this age he does not understand what money is, but when he will grow up, he definitely will and when he would remember that he purchased a doll with the Shells instead of Money, he will remember Me and think that world is full of Good people.
He will develop positive thinking..That’s it…”
The Moral: Don’t do each and everything for just money only, find something more than money to motivate you to something and make an impact, Love younger ones and Love elders too, inshort Love Everyone, Touch as much people you can make a Positive Impact.
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Positive Thinking Stories #1 The Black Dot Story : See the Black Dot or White Paper, Your Choice.
One day, a professor entered the classroom and announced a surprise test. Hearing this, all students got anxious and started thinking about what would come up in the test. The professor distributed the question paper, with the front side facing down. After handing over the papers to all the students, he asked them to turn the page and start the test. To everyone’s surprise, there were no questions in the test paper. There was just a black dot in the center of the page. Everyone was startled and looked at the professor in awe. The professor told the students:
“I want you to write a few lines about what you see on the paper.”
All the students were stupefied but since they didn’t have a choice, they started writing the answer.
Once everyone was through with the test, the professor collected all the answer sheets, and started reading out each answer aloud in front of the whole class. Without an exception, all the students had written about the black dot, mentioning about its position, size etc. After reading out all the answers, the professor addressed the students and told them:
“None of you will be graded on this test. I just wanted you to ponder over something. All of you wrote about the black dot. No one wrote about the white part of the paper. The same thing happens in our lives too. We all have a white paper to observe and learn from, yet we always focus on the dark spots. We have so many reasons to celebrate – our parents, co-workers, friends, good health, a satisfactory job, a child’s smile, the miracles we witness every day, and so on.
However, we simply limit our horizons by focusing on just the dark spots – our disappointments, our frustrations, our fears and anxieties, things that bother us, people that wronged us, etc. In our day-to-day lives, we tend to take so many good things for granted, and focus our energy on insignificant dot-like failures and disappointments.”
The Moral : Though these dark spots are quite small as compared to the good things that we have in our lives, yet they perturb our minds and do not let us think positively.
Take your eyes away from the black dots of your life. Try and focus on the brighter side of life and let positivity govern your thoughts.
So, Lets Wrap Up all of this with a request to you guys
These were few of the positive thinking stories which I have read till date, I hope you guys have liked them and will share this post to your very know so that they can be benefited by those, Share your stories too in the comment section maybe you have more better Positive thinking stories and we all will be benefited by them too..