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Get up and fetch what you deserve. Motivational, inspirational, and life changing lessons of time.

Lessons from donkeys

Once upon a time there were two donkeys that were tied together. They both wanted to eat off the bushes but the rope wasn’t long enough. They both really wanted to eat but they just couldn’t reach, so they just pulled and pulled hoping that one will win over the …

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In the New Year

The turning point of my life was a young girl in 1999 walking by with her boyfriend at Christchurch on New Year’s Eve. It was lashing rain and I was sitting on some concrete steps with my long hair and beard, listening to the bells, wondering where my family were …

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Why didn’t you feel sad?

A boy proposed to a girl. She stubbornly rejected his proposal and left him kneeling down on the floor. He was not sad, and rather courageous. His friends were amazed at how he could feel nothing. They asked him, “Why didn’t you feel sad?, she arrogantly rejected your proposal and left …

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You get what you give

There was a farmer who sells a pound of butter to a baker on a contract basis. One day the baker decided to weigh the butter to make sure he was getting a pound and he found that he was not. This angered him and he took the farmer to a …

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The Alchemist – treasure lies where your heart belongs

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho is often referred to as a “quick and enjoyable reminder for anyone who feels they have become distracted from pursuing their own Personal Legend”. This easy to read book has sold more than 150 million copies around the world, making Coelho one of the all-time bestselling authors in the …

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I want a divorce

When I got home that night as my wife served dinner, I held her hand and said, I’ve got something to tell you. She sat down and ate quietly. Again I observed the hurt in her eyes. Suddenly I didn’t know how to open my mouth. But I had to …

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The Triple Filter Test

Socrates was well known for his wisdom. One day, the great philosopher came upon an acquaintance who said excitedly, “Socrates, do you know what I just heard about one of your friends?” “Wait a moment,” Socrates replied. “Before telling me anything, apply the Triple Filter Test. The first filter is …

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