By Cedric Nettles
Exposure Magazine Senior Editor
Monday Motivation-What does a rat have to do with anything? Hey I am a story teller by nature so I have a method to my madness. When doctors are dealing with a gravely ill patient , they are very careful of the words. They speak for the positive, for the healing process succeeding, for the reinforcement for the power they have. Keeping the things hoped for when you don’t see them yet is the best thing you can do in your struggle. Keep whatever that ‘why’ is in front of you at all times. Get away from toxic situations and people that undermine your hope. Unplug from social media to flush out all of that negativity you sucked in all week. That is why those coal miners survived being stuck in the mine shafts, that is why people can drift for miles at sea against the odds, that is why people beat insidious diseases and financial struggle.
Aww here comes the lab rat scenario . (smile) I heard a while back of a lab experiment that involved two rats in two separate mazes . They both had the same maze layout. They both smelt the cheese and navigated to the end and they were trapped in the chamber at the end. One chamber kept the cheese behind a barrier that the rat could see but could not get to. The other had the scent of the cheese but nothing to look at. The scientist left the rats in that chamber for a couple of days undisturbed. The rat that could not see any cheese died. In short, get around people who feed your dreams. Peers that understand struggle, and will never undermine your dream , your peace, and harmony around you. Keeping your dream in front of you and working as hard as you can with what you have no matter what people think or say is what keeps your dream alive, and possibly you as well. You see if people can’t sow peace and harmony to your life and career they may not be able to ‘see the cheese’ but that does not mean you have put a blindfold on so you can’t see it either. Hope is everything.