Motivation Wednesday # 13: People are like potatoes

As human beings we are bound to go thru hardships from time to time. Sometimes we lose hope, sometimes we have to battle desperation just to stay sane. It is part of the process of living. It only becomes dangerous when you give in. No matter what happens to you, no matter how you feel, you need to keep moving forward. That’s the surest way to get out of any situation. But how do you do that? You can start by looking for the good everywhere and in every situation. Have a positive attitude and become a possibility thinker.

According to Dr. Robert Schuller, “the possibility thinking path” has never let anyone down, you may quit the path, but the path keeps right on going on to happiness, health and prosperity. Always remember that when someone wants something bad enough, they will find a way, when they don’t, they will make an excuse.

Today’s Motivation Wednesday is from Dr. Schuller:

People are like potatoes. After potatoes have been harvested, they have to be spread out and sorted in order to get maximum market dollar. They are divided according to size: big, medium, small. It is only after potatoes have been sorted and bagged that they are loaded onto trucks. This is the method all Idaho farmers use – all but one.

One farmer never bothered to sort the sort the potatoes at all. Yet he seemed to be making the most money. A puzzled neighbor finally asked him, “What is your secret?” He said, “It’s simple. I just load up the wagon with potatoes and take the roughest road to town. During the eight-mile trip, the little potatoes always fall to the bottom. The medium potatoes land in the middle, while the big potatoes rise to the top.” That’s not only true of potatoes. It is the law of life. Big potatoes rise to the top on rough roads, and tough people rise to the top in rough times. Tough Times never last, but tough people do.

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