Get “$” Fit Challenge- September 2014

I was browsing through Facebook and came apon a glass filled with water. A story went with the picture, but first I want you to look at the picture.

glass-of-water

 

No, I’m not going to ask you if it is half full or half empty. Instead I want you to give some serious thought to the question I am going to ask you!

How much does the glass of water weigh?

I know what you are thinking… “What is she talking about?”… Well allow me to explain.

As I mentioned earlier there is a story that goes along with the picture. The story is below.

“A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half empty or half full” question. Instead, with a smile on her face, she enquired: “How heavy is this glass of water?”

Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz.

She replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, it’s not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my arm. If I hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.”

She continued, “The stresses and worries in life are like that glass of water. Think about them for awhile and nothing happens. Think about them a bit longer and they begin to hurt. And if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed – incapable of doing anything.”

Interesting,right? In life we worry too much about things we do not have control over. Sometimes it is best to “put that glass of water down” and enjoy life! Enjoying life is an amazing lifelong Financial Strategy For Life!!!

About Sara Seasholtz

Sara Seasholtz, CFP®, was voted one of "50 Most Influential Women in Charlotte" by The Mecklenburg Times in 2011, and she's been a trusted financial advisor to her clients for over 30 years. Have a financial question?ASK SARA!

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