The 100 Dollar Note – Motivational Story

A well known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a$100 note in a room of 200 people, and asked, “Who would like this $100 note?”  

Hands started going up.

He said, “I am going to give this $100 note to one of you, but first let me do this….”
He proceeded to crumple the $100 up.
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 grind it into the floor with his shoe. He picked it up, now crumpled and dirty. “Now who still wants it?” he asked.

Hands still shot up!

“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 $100.”
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 never lose your value!
Dirty….clean…..crumpled….or finely creased….. you are still priceless to those who love you.

The worth of our lives comes not in what we do or who we know, but by WHO WE ARE.
You are special….don’t ever forget it.

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16 Responses to The 100 Dollar Note – Motivational Story

  1. Abu Saif April 4, 2016 at 11:44 AM #


    Gaining “VALUE” is the most important job in our life.

  2. Sephen April 3, 2016 at 12:57 PM #

    Immensely Inspiring & Needs To Be Applied Practically In Our Daily Lives

  3. madhoor January 20, 2014 at 1:48 PM #

    wel said v must have the conviction/confidence in our self

  4. Habibul Alam February 3, 2013 at 3:22 PM #

    It is surely good to remember…thanks

    • Ali - Admin February 3, 2013 at 7:27 PM #

      Welcome Habibilul.

  5. Sonah November 20, 2012 at 11:24 PM #

    A great lesson of life.

  6. um mustafa October 19, 2012 at 12:00 PM #

    100% right…..Allah bless you…

  7. hanan September 7, 2012 at 7:14 PM #

    very nice

  8. Omer syed August 8, 2012 at 11:05 PM #

    So who gt the hundred dollars

    • Aloo2 December 4, 2012 at 12:46 PM #

      of course the speaker himself,,,,he he

  9. nawaz August 1, 2012 at 6:51 AM #

    he should have torn it into two and see how many hands rose,
    wise people will understood, what i mean.

  10. Mohamed Ali July 31, 2012 at 6:19 PM #

    As you say, it’s a motivated story and far away from the reality.
    Everything in this world has a cost even humain being.

  11. sharif123 July 31, 2012 at 5:53 PM #

    In one word ” Beautiful”

  12. Anonymous April 21, 2011 at 8:47 PM #

    I am SPECIAL?? of course ill never forget that!!!
    looool nice story with a great moral that many ppl dont bother of thinking that way

  13. Alsinaideh fahd April 21, 2011 at 5:13 PM #


  14. Rafia April 21, 2011 at 11:45 AM #

    It’s true ………..