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15 Best Ever Short Motivational Story in English

15 Short Motivational Story in English - English Philosophy
15 Short Motivational Story in English – English Philosophy
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Wish for the Best – Short Motivational Story

A man was washing his new car when his neighbor asked him, “When did you get the car?” He replied, “My brother gave it to me, “The neighbor said, “I wish I had a car like that.”

 “The man replied, “You should wish to have a brother like that instead of wishing for a car. “The neighbor’s wife was listening to the conversation and she interrupted and said to the person washing the car, “You asked to wish my husband to have a brother like You.” She again said “What a positive way to think.”

Indeed this small motivational story has a great meaning. Humans look for results not the efforts and behave the same with relations. If we have a family we can achieve anything. 

Think out of the box – A Motivational Story for tough situation

In a Village, hundreds of years ago, a small Shopkeeper owner owed a large sum of money to a moneylender. The moneylender was a very old, unattractive looking guy that just so happened to fancy the shopkeeper’s daughter.

Moneylender decided to offer the shopkeeper a deal that would completely wipe out the debt he owed him. However, the deal was that he would only wipe out the debt if he could marry the shopkeeper’s daughter.

Needless to say, this proposal was just disgust. After controversy moneylender moved cunning move.

The moneylender said that he would place two pebbles into a bag, one white and one black.

The daughter would then have to reach into the bag and pick out a pebble. If it was black, the debt would be wiped, but the moneylender would then marry her. If it was white, the debt would also be wiped, but the daughter wouldn’t have to marry the moneylender.

Standing on a pebble-strewn path in the shopkeeper’s garden, the moneylender bent over and picked up two pebbles. Whilst he was picking them up, the daughter noticed that he’d picked up two black pebbles and placed them both into the bag.

He then asked the daughter to reach into the bag and pick one. The daughter naturally had three choices as to what she could have done:

  1. Refuse to pick a pebble from the bag.
  2. Take both pebbles out of the bag and expose the moneylender for cheating.
  3. Pick a pebble from the bag fully well knowing it was black and sacrifice herself for her father’s freedom.

She drew out a pebble from the bag, and before looking at it ‘accidentally’ dropped it into the midst of the other pebbles. She said to the moneylender; “Oh, how clumsy of me. Never mind, if you look into the bag for the one that is left, you will be able to tell which pebble I picked.”

The pebble left in the bag is obviously black, and seeing as the moneylender didn’t want to be exposed, he had to play along as if the pebble the daughter dropped was white, and clear her father’s debt.

Moral of the story is that It’s always possible to overcome a tough situation through out of the box thinking, and not give in to the only options you think you have to pick from.

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Hard work gives your the result, not your fate – Short Motivational Story

A priest was driving by his car to somewhere suddenly he stopped when he saw an exceptionally beautiful farm. He stopped at the edge of a field, got out of the car and stood quietly, appreciating the bountiful crop and the farm. 

The farmer was riding on his tractor and saw the priest. He drove over to where the priest was standing and watching the crop of the farm. The priest said to him, “God has blessed you with a beautiful farm. You should be grateful for it.”

The farmer replied, “Yes, “God has blessed me with a beautiful farm and I am grateful for it, but you should have seen this farm when God had the whole farm to himself!”

Priest was surprised by his quick witted answer. The meaning of this short motivational story is that when nothing was there, the farm was just a piece of land. It’s only the farmer’s hard work that makes that farm beautiful and full of crops.

What is the moral of the story? 1. God only helps those who help themselves. 2. Fatalistic people only wait for things to happen, they never make things happen.

Struggle makes human competitive – Natural Motivational story

Once A biology teacher was teaching his students How a caterpillar turns into a butterfly. For practical purposes there was a butterfly egg. He told the students that in the next couple of hours, the butterfly would struggle to come out of the cocon, but no one should help the butterfly. Then he left the class.

The students were waiting and it happened. The butterfly struggled to get out of the cocon and against the advice of the teacher, one of the students took pity on it and decided to help the butterfly out of the cocon. He broke the cocon to help the butterfly so it didn’t have to struggle any more. 

But, shortly afterwards, the butterfly died. 

When the teacher returned, he was told what had happened. He explained to the student that it is a law of nature that the struggle to come out of the cocon actually helps develop and strengthen the butterfly’s wings. By helping the butterfly, the boy deprived the butterfly of its struggle and the butterfly died.

The moral of the story is that everything in nature is with a reason. Humans have interfered drastically in nature and are now facing nature’s anger. Moreover, as a part of this natural motivational story, everyone needs to have a strong struggle to conquer the world, else we couldn’t become competitive in the living world.

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Failure is not permanent – Short Motivational autobiography

There was a man who failed in business at the age of twenty-one; was defeated in a legislative race at age twenty-two; failed again in business at age twenty-four; had his sweetheart die when he was age twenty-six; had a nervous breakdown at age twenty-seven; lost a congressional race at age thirty-four; lost a senatorial race at age forty-five; failed in an effort to become vice-president at age forty-seven; lost a senatorial race at age forty-nine; and was elected president of the United states at age fifty-two. This man was Abraham Lincoln.

Moral of this small motivational biography is that failure is not permanent, show dedication and hard work with a different approach, definitely you will achieve success in your life.

Don’t defame someone – A motivational tale

One day a partially deaf four years old child came home with a note in his pocket from his teacher, “Your Tommy is too stupid to learn, get him out of school. “ 

His mother read the note and answered politely, “My tommy is not too stupid to learn, I will teach him myself.” 

And rest is the motivation story, that Tommy grew up to be the Great Thomas Edison. Thomas Edison had only three months of formal schooling.

Moral of the story is that, never judge the capability of anyone too quickly. Defaming someone with differently abled person is not ethical at all.

Never loose hope – Short Motivational Story

In 1914, Thomas Edison, at age of sixty-seven, lost his factory to fire.

It had very little insurance. No longer a young man, Edison watched his lifetime effort go up in smoke and said, “There is great value in disaster. All our mistakes are burnt up. Thank God we can start anew.” In spite of the disaster, three weeks later, he invented the phonograph. What an attitude!

This short story tells us the way that we shouldn’t disappointed even if we loose something very special. We have capability to start over and achieve anything.

Work constantly till success – motivational Story

A group of frogs was traveling through the woods, two of them fell into a deep pit. When the other frogs crowded around the pit and saw how deep it was, they told the two frogs that there was no hope left for them.

However, the two frogs decided to ignore what the others were saying and they proceeded to try and jump out of the pit. Despite their efforts, the group of frogs at the top of the pit were still saying that they should just give up. That they would never make it out.

Eventually, one of the frogs took heed to what the others were saying and he gave up, falling down to his death. The other frog continued to jump as hard as he could. Again, the crowd of frogs yelled at him to stop the pain and just die. He jumped even harder and finally made it out. When he got out, the other frogs said, “Did you not hear us?”

The frog explained to them that he was deaf. He thought they were encouraging him the entire time.

Moral of the story is that People’s words can have a big effect on other’s lives. Think about what you say before it comes out of your mouth. It might just be the difference between life and death.

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A bit of anger can impact whole relationship – A motivational tale

There once was a little boy who had a very bad temper. His father decided to hand him a bag of nails and said that every time the boy lost his temper, he had to hammer a nail into the fence. On the first day, the boy hammered 37 nails into that fence.

The boy gradually began to control his temper over the next few weeks, and the number of nails he was hammering into the fence slowly decreased. He discovered it was easier to control his temper than to hammer those nails into the fence.

Finally, the day came when the boy didn’t lose his temper at all. He told his father the news and the father suggested that the boy should now pull out a nail every day he kept his temper under control.

The days passed and the young boy was finally able to tell his father that all the nails were gone. The father took his son by the hand and led him to the fence.

“you have done well, my son, but look at the holes in the fence. The fence will never be the same. When you say things in anger, they leave a scar just like this one. You can put a knife in a man and draw it out. It won’t matter how many times you say I’m sorry, the wound is still there.”

Moral of the story is that Control your anger, and don’t say things to people in the heat of the moment, that you may later regret. Some things in life, you are unable to take back.

Complaining has no result – A short motivational story

“People visit a wise man complaining about the same problems over and over again. One day, he decided to tell them a joke and they all roared with laughter. After a few minutes, he told them the same joke and only a few of them smiled.

Then he told the same joke for a third time, but no one laughed or smiled anymore.

The wise man smiled and said: ‘You can’t laugh at the same joke over and over. So why are you always crying about the same problem?’

The moral of the story is that troubles are the part of the life, let’s face the challenges and stop complaining.

Insulting things you couldn’t achieve is insane – Motivational story

‘One afternoon, a fox was walking through the forest and spotted a bunch of grapes hanging from a lofty branch.

‘Just the thing to quench my thirst,’ he thought.

Taking a couple of steps back, the fox jumped and just missed the hanging grapes. The fox tried again but still failed to reach them.

Finally, giving up, the fox turned his nose up and said, ‘They’re probably sour anyway,’ and walked away.”

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Set high standards – A motivational attitude

Three people were laying bricks. A passerby asked them what they were doing. The first one replied, “Don’t you see I am making a living? The second one said, “Don’t you see I am laying bricks? The third one said, “I am building a beautiful monument.” 

Here were three people doing the same thing who had totally different perspectives on what they were doing. They had three very different attitudes about their work. And would their attitude affect their performance? The answer is clearly yes. People who take pride in performance, hold themselves accountable to much higher standards of performance than others do.

Stop Procrastination – Short inspirational story

Once someone asked a farmer if he had planted wheat for the season. The farmer replied, “No. I was afraid it wouldn’t rain. 

“The man asked, “Did you plant corn?” The farmer said, “No. I was afraid that insects would eat the corn. “Then the man asked, “What did you plant? The farmer said, “Nothing. I played it safe.”

Moral of the short tale is that everything is at risk until you do. You will get results only if you start doing things.

Easier Way Actually Be The Tougher Way – Short motivational story

Once there was a lark singing in the forest. A farmer came by with a box full of worms. The lark stopped him and asked?” What do you have in the box and where are you going?  

The farmer replied that he had worms and that he was going to the market to trade them for some feathers. The lark said, “I have many feathers. I will pluck one and give it to you and that will save me looking for worms. “The farmer gave the worms to the lark and the lark plucked a feather and gave it in return. 

The next day the same thing happened and the day after and on and on until a day came that the lark had no more feathers. Now it could no longer fly to go hunting for worms. It started looking ugly and stopped singing and very soon it died.

Practice Makes Perfect – English Philosophy

A man bought a racehorse and put him in a barn with a big sign, “The fastest horse in the world. “The owner didn’t exercise the horse nor train it to keep it in good shape. 

He entered the horse in a race and it came last. The owner quickly changed the sign to “The faster world for the horse.” 

By inaction or not doing what should be done, people fail and blame luck.

Moral of the story is that everything need to be in shape to stay active, practice makes perfect.

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