Archive for March, 2011

What Effect Do Motivational Stories Have On You?

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

I really enjoy reading and watching motivational stories. They motivate and inspire me to improve myself.

Is that true for you?

If yes, then let me tell you another one of my motivational stories.

Where shall I begin?

I think I’ll go all the way back to when I was about 5 years old. This is a little embarrassing, but, here goes. ..
I sucked my thumb to comfort myself! Yes, at 5 years old, I was still a thumb sucker!

When I felt sad, I curled up on the soft, velvety couch in our living room and sucked my thumb. As the middle child of 7 children, I didn’t get a lot of attention, and my parents did not say to me “I love you.”

Then one day my mother took a picture of me as I sucked my thumb. Apparently she was not thrilled that her 5 year old daughter was still sucking her thumb. I guess I was so embarrassed and mortified that I no longer sucked my thumb after that….at least, that’s what I remember. My mother died years ago, so I can’t verify this story with her.

But would she even remember, since she had 7 kids?

Long after quitting my bad habit, even though I no longer sucked my thumb, I was shy and self-conscious. And I didn’t know how to overcome that. But I wanted to.

When I was in high school, I didn’t like hearing that people thought I was stuck up. That wasn’t true at all. I really wanted to be friendly.

But how could I be friendly when I was so shy?

Many years after high school, shyness still controlled me. Then finally I made a huge breakthrough…


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