Your Sunday motivation for the week

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During a recent experiment, a shark was placed into a tank full of small fish. Logically the shark swam all over the tank and could eat as many fish as he wanted. A few days later a piece of see through fiber glass was put inside the tank as a barrier, to split the fish from the shark.  The shark was used to swimming all around the tank but all of a sudden he swam into an invisible barrier that prevented him from reaching the small fish.   

The small fish continued to swim around peacefully, but every time the shark tried to go closer to eat, he would swim straight into the barrier glass.  The shark tried this again and again and again, but every time he would swim straight into this glass.  He became tired and weakened and finally just gave up.

This experiment was repeated every few days, and to the amazement of the researchers the shark became less aggressive every time the barrier was put back. It then came to a point where the shark did not attack at all. The fiber glass barrier was then removed permanently and to their amazement the shark still did not attack.  The shark had been trained through habit that a fiber glass divider was there and that he would bounce off, and therefore didn't even consider to attack the small fish anymore. At the same time the small fish swam freely wherever they wanted. 

We as humans are just like the shark. We try to succeed and reach our goals, and if we fail, we feel demotivated and we stop trying. We are sometimes too scared to try again, because we also have that invisible barrier preventing us from reaching our goals.  Just because we have failures in life, doesn't mean that we should not try again. There is no real barrier between where we are and where we want to go. 

                    

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We will never win if we don't fail. Life is full of difficulties to overcome, so look past all the barriers and just move forward.  You can only become successful if you get rid of all the invisible barriers in your life. There is in fact no barriers that can stop you from achieving your goals. Do it now, reach for that goal, and never give up.  The end will be worth it.  

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And we call it education!

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Hi there! Yip education is the most important thing in the world.

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Education can go both ways: learning to overcome obstacles but also learning to remain slaves.

very good point about barriers... I will be locking up the fridge. maybe my brother will learn that all food is to be shared. you are awesome.gif

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Ha ha ha! I will cook for you...great comment!

Thank you,I really enjoyed this post.

Exelent!

Perseverance is the key. One must persevere even if one fails several times.
Thanks for sharing this @giantbear

Great post ! will follow!

Great job and great explanation !! I follow you

interesting ..46 and i learn something new everyday lol

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Hi @kersmash I am the same age. Never too old to learn...never

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so true ...but why is it when your 20 you know everything lol

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As we age we definitely lose brain power...my child is turning 20...I must learn from him then..lol

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my kid is 9 and he teaches me everyday ..or he thinks he does anyways lol

Wonderful piece I enjoyed reading it thanks

Great post giantbear!

We should break the invisible barrier that are holding us back😎 we have only got one life;and a lot to achieve✌️

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True, we all should be thankful for what we have in life....

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I have listen same conclustion story but some changes there was a elephant kid who is tied with chain to a huge tree . Tried a lot but not have such energy to break barrier after consecutive failure . Elephant stops. And even after elephant become adult now he is not trying if it try once that barrier easily breaks.. Nice post # feeling motivated,#

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I am glad, happy steeming!

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I will thank full to you does the same

movitivation is best thing in the world..when we down or up anytime we need positive ideas and good motivation...wen can change the world surely..if you are good in positive you will come back..we should break the invisible barrier that are holding us back...great post mate..keep it writing i will motivate you..

Wow! This hits me.. This is very true and very helpful motivation.we just have to keep going and thers no stopping..oneday or someday we will get what we want no matter how hard or big is the barrier.just have to go for it our time will come

Wow, what a mouthful! Thank you, motivated once again!

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