Ever Be Contented: Motivational Story

Ever Be Contented: Motivational Story


There was a king; since he had lots of responsibilities and huge amount of pressure on his shoulder.  He was always stressed. He used to see his servant who was very happy. He was very happy with his work and family, he had no stress, and he used to work hard but enjoy his work and was contented with his life. This fascinated the King; why was he, the Supreme Ruler of the Land, unhappy and gloomy, while a lowly servant had so much joy.

The King asked the servant, “Why are you so happy?”

The man replied, “Your Majesty, I am nothing but a servant, but my family and I don’t need too much – just a roof over our heads and warm food to fill our tummies.”

The king was not satisfied with that reply. Later in the day, he sought the advice of his most trusted minister. After hearing the King’s woes and the servant’s story, the minister said, “Your Majesty, I believe that the servant has not been made part of The 99 Club.”

“The 99 Club? And what exactly is that?” the King inquired curiously.

The minister replied, “Your Majesty, just wait a bit, you yourself realise what I mean to be”

The minister then kept a small bag with 99 gold coins outside the servant’s house. Next day when the servant saw the bag he was ecstatic. He began to count them. After several counts, he was at last convinced that there were 99 coins. ‘What could’ve happened to that last gold coin? Surely, no one would leave 99 coins!’ he wondered. He looked everywhere he could, but that final coin was elusive. Finally, exhausted, he decided that he would have to work harder than ever to earn that gold coin and complete his collection.

From that day he started to work really hard and hard, and could not give enough attention to his family. He was completely focused on earning that one more coin. He stopped enjoying his work.

Witnessing this drastic transformation, the King got puzzled. When he sought his Minister’s help, the Minister said, “Your Majesty, the servant has now officially joined The 99 Club.”

He continued, “The 99 Club is a name given to those people who have enough to be happy but are never content, because they’re always yearning and striving for that extra 1 telling to themselves: “Let me get that one final thing and then I will be happy for life.”


We can be happy even with very little in our life, but the minute we’re given something bigger and better, we want more!!! We lose our sleep, our happiness; we hurt the people around us. We lose all this at a price of our growing greed and desire. That’s what joining The 99 Club is all about. Got it?
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