Today You’re Going to Get Irritated

I think it’s safe to say that…

Today you’re going to get irritated, however the question that needs to be asked is are you going react or  respond to that irritation.

Are you going to focus your energy on the problem or are you going to focus on the possibilities?  Here’s a story I found in some of my old papers the other day.  I’m not sure where it’s from but, at any rate it will help you to focus correctly.

“A grain of sand finds it’s way inside the shell of an oyster.  The intruder, though microscopic in size, is a source of irritation and pain to the soft body of the oyster.  Unable to rid itself of the unwelcome pebble, the oyster seeks to reduce the irritation by coating it with layers of soft, iridescent Mother of Pearl material from it’s shell.  Over time the oyster transforms a painful irritation into a beautiful pearl of great value.”


So, I my question to you is are you going to concentrate on the pain or possibilities?  Are you going to focus on the pebble or the pearl?  Transform potential breakdowns into breakthroughs and persist as the oyster does until you succeed.

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Ed Reiner is a personal development teacher partnered with Bob Proctor's LifeSuccess Consultants company and an internet marketer. He assists individuals in building their business online and helps transform their lives from the inside out.

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  1. Tony M. Orcena
    8 years ago

    Its very tricky to tell us about the grain of sand, but it is true. I actually been in this situation and lately still coating the pain and irritation and i began to reap some favorable fruit beyond my expectation.

    I love the comparison and the deep wisdom it serves..


  2. Linda
    8 years ago

    I know this is a great meesage but still processing it.

    Thanks for sharing!

  3. Linda
    8 years ago

    I will be reading this one over and over to really understand the impact and value.

    Thanks for sharing!!

  4. Shayla Roberts
    8 years ago

    Smoothing out a grain of sand is a powerful opportunity to evolve! It’s like the pearl for us as humans is greater understanding about ourselves, what our triggers are, and how we want to manage them. Love the post. Thanks!
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  5. Jason
    6 years ago

    Thanks for the great analogy
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  6. Exele
    6 years ago

    Love it. Thanks 🙂

  7. dieta
    6 years ago

    Very motivating. Thanks for the great article.
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  8. Dorothy
    5 years ago

    Love this!

  9. Dena-Lynn
    5 years ago

    Great story, Ed, that perfectly demonstrates how an apparent annoyance can be turned into a beneficial advantage. I choose to look for the possibilities – as they say – I like to make lemonade. We always have a choice in how we respond.

    Awesome post!

    Dena Lynn