What is our Worth – Motivational

A well known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20 bill. In the room of 200, he asked, “Who would like this $20 bill?”

Hands started going up.

He said, “I am going to give this $20 to one of you but first, let me do this.” He proceeded to crush into a ball he dollar note.

He then asked, “Who still wants it?”

Still the hands were up in the air.


“Well,” he replied, “What if I do this?” And he dropped it on the ground and started to crush it into the floor with his shoe.

He picked it up, now all crumpled and dirty. “Now who still wants it?” Still the hands went into the air.

“My friends, you have all learned a very valuable lesson. No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth $20. Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way.

We feel as though we are worthless. But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value.

You are special – Don’t ever forget it!

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33 Responses to What is our Worth – Motivational

  1. ABDUL SALAM KHAN July 8, 2015 at 11:42 AM #

    SARA why you are boring us by sending five years old items.

  2. sridharan April 21, 2015 at 3:46 PM #

    The best ever motivational story. Keep posting such. Thanks

  3. mohamed December 1, 2014 at 3:55 PM #

    he is right thanks sara

  4. Jafferali.Jaffer. August 27, 2014 at 11:07 PM #

    That’s what we are but don’t value that when we get to greedy instead saying (Alhamdulilah).

  5. k April 6, 2013 at 2:27 PM #

    food for thought indeed,lets all pray for blessings from ALLAH the most High.

  6. SHUAIB K.O December 28, 2012 at 2:54 PM #

    Hmmmmm,what a great lesson I ve learnt from this message of yours, I shall not hesitate to send it to friends who may be down @ any time. I sure know it will serve as a soul lifter. Thank U sara.

    • Ali - Admin January 5, 2013 at 1:03 AM #

      Welcome Shuaib.

  7. bola oloyede October 28, 2012 at 7:54 PM #

    Real food for thought!

  8. Nimat October 8, 2012 at 5:49 PM #

    Thanks.Really motivating.

  9. fateen August 14, 2012 at 12:22 PM #

    This is very valuable story. I like it.

  10. Hussain R HJI April 8, 2012 at 8:19 PM #

    Hi sara,, although I’ve received this msg some times age, but still it has kept its value of expersion, yes value is value, gold is gold and bad is not as good. thank you and keep us fresh with such msgs always.

  11. hibi.ahmed January 24, 2012 at 1:51 PM #

    nice .. yep im special too…:)

  12. Mohammad_nadom December 28, 2011 at 10:55 AM #

    this story will never happen if he cuted the 20$bill.

  13. S.M.Naufer August 12, 2011 at 12:00 PM #

    Very good.

  14. Riyas babu June 27, 2011 at 10:21 AM #

    Very Nice ..

  15. S-male June 27, 2011 at 7:25 AM #

    …then an audience says: “enough non sense and give us the 20 bucks bill”
    “sorry my good man, it was for demonstration purpose” replies the speaker
    “DO’H” comes from the man

    moral: Homer Simpson was there

    • Riyas babu June 27, 2011 at 10:24 AM #

      Very funny comment .. keep it up

  16. Anonymous June 27, 2011 at 1:05 AM #

    Wow thats right, but who got that 20 bucks looool jkjk
    thanks 🙂

  17. nacira June 26, 2011 at 9:37 PM #

    You are special – Don’t ever forget it!   I like this expression sooooooooooo much

  18. Liaquat Ali Khan June 26, 2011 at 5:38 PM #

    1st of all i thank u to share this story, im very glad to read this it is a very very useful lesson for me, it is really about me. wat is in the story it is being happend with me in my organization, so the lesson helped me alot

  19. guest June 26, 2011 at 3:16 PM #

    Just the lip-service and idle talk.

    people give more value to money than humans

  20. Abier June 26, 2011 at 1:04 PM #

    very good story
    thanks 4 sharing

  21. ahmed abbas June 26, 2011 at 7:24 AM #

    Simply it is anti depressant.

  22. zahid April 22, 2010 at 3:44 PM #

    good motivation

  23. Mohamed Iqbal April 21, 2010 at 12:27 PM #

    mails with great meanings and purpose.

  24. Mohamed Iqbal April 21, 2010 at 12:26 PM #

    These days I enjoy reading your mails, some teach good morals, some make us laugh and feel happy and some give some sort of motivation in our day to day life. Keep it up SARA.

  25. Vaibhav Gupta April 3, 2010 at 8:04 PM #

    I agree with the story’s conclusion but it would be more effective and exemplary
    if at the end we r able to turn the circumstances in a more logical ,desirable and inspirational directions because that will be the fruit of all the sufferings and also would motivate others to take the risks in life in order to achieve the targets, even than only our values and recognition will be sensed which would be remarkable ever .

  26. Dr Mashooq April 3, 2010 at 7:02 PM #

    Wonderfull motivation

  27. Azad Khan April 3, 2010 at 2:30 PM #

    It’s real good to begin a day with motivational incentives. As a teacher, I always share this with students and it becomes my motivating ideas.

    keep sending this types of saying and word of wisdoms.

  28. Nasir Khan March 29, 2010 at 12:43 PM #

    absolutly right………….

  29. SpinLaLa March 26, 2010 at 7:38 PM #

    very true…

  30. JAFF March 25, 2010 at 11:50 AM #

    njoy life need something guess what?

  31. noor March 23, 2010 at 3:48 PM #

    i would love to have a daily mail of this beautifull inspirational, motivational,funny,lessons.

    beautifull work keep it up:)