Thursday, September 10, 2009

Your Unshakable Worth

A well-known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a 20 dollar note.

In the room of 200, he asked, "Who would like this 20 dollar note?"

Hands started going up.

He said, "I am going to give this to one of you but first, let me do this."

He proceeded to crumple up the 20 dollar note.

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 crumpled and dirty. Still the hands went into the air.

"My friends, we 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 bucks.

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."


  1. I knew that but have to be reminded again and again. You have just reminded me, big thank!

  2. Thks for this motivational post!

  3. Molly: Let's motivate each other, shall we? ;)

    Pete: You are welcome! ;)