Health Beat, YOUR Health Habit zone for all things Health and wellness. In this episode Host Brian Hazelgren shares some stories that are inspiring and teaches us the importance of not giving up. Here is one of the stories he shares…
The first one is called Shark Bait. Shark Bait is the name of this first story. And it was during a research experiment that our marine biologists placed a shark into a large holding tank, and then release several small bait fish into the tank. As you probably would expect, the shark quickly swam around the tank attacked and ate over the smaller fish. The marine biologist inserted a strong piece of clear fiberglass into the take and it also created two separate partitions in the tank. She then put the shark on one side of the fiberglass the clear fiberglass and a new set of baitfish on the other again the shark quickly attacked only this time the shark slammed into the fiberglass divider and bounced off of it. Undeterred, the shark kept repeating this behavior every few minutes, but to no avail. Meanwhile, the bait fish, they just swim around unharmed in the other side of the partition. And eventually about an hour into the experiment the shark finally gave up, tired of slamming against its nose against the invisible barrier.
Now this experiment was repeated several dozen times over the next few weeks. Each time the shark got less and less aggressive and made fewer attempts to attack the bait fish until the shark finally got tired of hitting the fiberglass divider and simply stopped attacking all together. The marine biologist then removed this fiberglass divider after a few weeks, but guess what? The shark did not attack. The shark was trained to believe that a barrier existed between it and the bait fish. So the bait fish swam wherever they wished they were completely free from harm.
So what’s the moral of the story? Many of us after we have experienced setbacks and failures, we give up emotionally and we stop trying.
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