I recently found this powerful story and had to share it with all of you…
Now, although this story depicts disgusting and unforgivable experiments on animals, which one should not accept… there are great lessons to be learned… and those lessons are: -the power of faith-and the power of your mind.
Giving up in life is a choice.
You decide how far you go in life by the thoughts that feed your mind.
Believe in yourself and you can achieve much more than you can imagine.
Anything is possible when you believe in yourself! Anything is possible when you have FAITH.
listen carefully. Here’s the story… it says:
During a brutal study at Harvard in the 1950s, Dr. Kurt Richter placed both domesticated and wild rats in a pool of water to test how long they would survive by swimming before giving up.
The difference between the results for domesticated and wild mice was surprising. Domesticated rats can swim an average of 40-60 hours, but wild rats give up after an average of 15 minutes and drown to their death. They belonged to the same breed of rat, with the only difference being that one group was domesticated and one wild.
They came to the conclusion that the deaths were more phycological than physical. He gave up mentally, not physically.
In further experiments with the same breed of wild rats, he tried something different: he put them in the water, but before they gave up due to exhaustion, the researchers took them out, for a while. Hold them dry, let them rest for a few minutes – and put them back in for another round.
How long do you think they lasted this time?
Remember – only a few minutes before they swam until they failed … they were saved by researchers before certain death – they gave up on life …
How long do you think they last? Another 15 minutes? 10 minutes? 5 minutes?
Not! On average they lasted 40-60 hours!
Similar to pet group. This is not an error.
By giving up after 15 minutes… then they were able to go 40-60 hours!
It was concluded that since the rats believed they would eventually be rescued, they could outgrow their bodies from what they previously believed to be impossible.
Before they left HOPE after 15 minutes… this time they had HOPE… so they kept going!
The study’s summary stated: described a phenomenon of “sudden death” that occurs apparently in humans, rats, and many other animals as a result of despair”.
Sudden death is when we lose hope! When we lose hope, we die inside.
If you don’t believe you are capable… you are not capable.
If you believe you are capable – anything is possible!
If you believe the negative voices within and around you that say you can’t – you can’t and you won’t
If you connect with the winner that is inside of you and believe you can – it’s only a matter of time until you do!
I’ll leave you with this thought:
If HOPE could make tired rats swim for so long, how different would your life be if you started believing in yourself and having faith you’ll achieve what you want to achieve?
Never forget what you are capable of.
Never forget why you are here.
Never forget the power of your beliefs and never… never lose hope!