Gotta try this tonight

Not sure who the original author is but it holds some truth in it. By the way, this isn’t some stupid chain letter where you’ll die or go poor by the end if you don’t deposit RM10,000 in order to claim the inheritance of some dead rich person from a novel. So you’re safe to read this story from start to finish. ­čśŤ

Once, a professor began his class by holding up a glass with some water in it. He held it up for all to see and asked the students, “How much do you think this glass weighs?” ’50 gram!’ ….’100 gram!’ …..’125 grams!’ ……the students answered.

“I really don’t know unless I weigh it,” said the professor, “but, my question is: What would happen if I held it up like this for a few minutes?”

“Nothing.” the students said.

“OK. What would happen if I held it up like this for an hour?” the professor asked.

“Your arm would begin to ache” said one of the students.

“You’re right, now what would happen if I held it for a day?” “Your arm could go numb, you might have severe muscle stress & paralysis; have to go to hospital for sure” ventured another student. All the students laughed.

“Very good. But during all this, did the weight of the glass change?” Asked the professor. “No,” replied the students. “Then what caused the arm ache; the muscle stress?”

“Instead, what should I do?”┬áThe students were puzzled.

“Put the glass down” said one of the students. “Exactly!” said the professor.

“Life’s problems are something like this. Hold them for a few minutes in your head; they seem OK. Think of them for a long time; they begin to ache. Hold them even longer; they begin to paralyze you. You will not be able to do anything.”

It is important to think of the challenges in your life, but EVEN MORE IMPORTANT to ‘put them down’ at the end of every day before you go to sleep. That way, you are not stressed, you wake up every day fresh, strong, can handle any issue, any challenge that comes your way!

Remember friend – PUT THE GLASS DOWN TODAY!

I was really inspired by this story because I saw it connecting with me TWICE. I see myself relating to how a long thought┬áparalyses┬áme. I’ve noticed the longer I ponder on something the more difficult it becomes to make a decision. Plus, in effect may affect your followers too.

Then, I really liked the point of how before we go to bed, we should clear our minds. I’ve gone to bed feeling more refreshed the next morning because my mind was empty and without dreams. Some researchers have said when you don’t dream, you’re in a very calm state of mind.