Motivational Short Story: Be Different

Motivational Short Story: Be Different

A group
of scientists placed 5 monkeys in a cage and in the middle, a ladder with
bananas on the top.

Every time a monkey went up the ladder, the scientists soaked the rest of the
monkeys with cold water.

After a while, every time a monkey went up the ladder, the others beat up the
one on the ladder.

After some time, no monkey dares to go up the ladder regardless of the

Scientists then decided to substitute one of the monkeys. The 1st thing this
new monkey did was to go up the ladder. Immediately the other monkeys beat him

After several beatings, the new member learned not to climb the ladder even
though he never knew why.

A 2nd monkey was substituted and the same occurred. The 1st monkey participated
on [sic] the beating for [sic] the 2nd monkey. 
A 3rd monkey was changed and the
same was repeated (beating). The 4th was substituted and the beating was
repeated and finally the 5th monkey was replaced.

What was left was a group of 5 monkeys that even though never received a cold
shower, continued to beat up any monkey who attempted to climb the ladder.

If it was possible to ask the monkeys why they would beat up all those who
attempted to go up the ladder … I bet you the answer would be … “I
don’t know — that’s how things are done around here”..

Does it
sound familiar? Why do we continue to do what we are doing if there is a
different way out there. Stop doing things the same way. Realize your potential
and be different. 1st step towards a change is the most important. Be a Leader,
not a Slave!

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