When looking at our problems it can seem quite impossible to even budge them, much less make a significant impact. Often momentum matters more than strength, and persistence more than initial impact.
I heard about this being done when I was in high school: A teacher hung a bowling ball from the ceiling and told disbelieving students that he'd be able to make the ball swing with a ping pong ball. The story has stuck with me ever since and has been an inspiration to keep trying. The bowling ball weighs 8 pounds, the ping pong ball roughly 0.006 pounds - a weight difference of over 1,333 times. Just as the laws of physics dictate that everything has momentum, everything that we do builds momentum. The question is whether or not the decisions that we make build momentum in the directions that we wish to go.
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We've all had people in our lives who have made a positive impact on us. A parent or grandparent, a sibling who was there for us, or maybe even just a guy who shines shoes for a living? Whoever they are, tell us their story so they can inspire us even more.Tell Us Your Story All Everyday Hero Stories