Sunday, April 17, 2011

The power of powerful motivation

One dark, moonless night a young boy realized he was very late in returning home. He knew he would soon be in trouble with his parents, so he decided to take a shortcut through the cemetery, even though he was deathly afraid of that place.

As he ran homeward, he unwittingly fell into a large hole that had been dug for a burial the nest day. The opening was so deep and the vertical sides so carefully dug that there was no place for a foothold. His determined struggling to free himself was fruitless. Reluctantly, he decided he would have to spend the night there until he could call for help the next morning.

He was unaware that a second boy with a similar problem had also begun to run through the cemetery. As luck would have it, he fell into the same hole. The first boy sat quietly, unseen in a corner, watching the second struggle without success. Finally, the first lad said in a soft voice, "You'll never get out of here."

But powerfully motivated, he did!

"Finding Peace, Happiness and Joy," by Elder Richard G. Scott

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