A professor began his class by holding up a glass with some water in it

He held it up for all to see and asked the students

How much do you think this glass weighs

50gms!' .... '100gms!'...'125gms' ...

the students answered

I really don't know unless I weigh it

said the professor

But my question is

What would happen if I held it up like this for a few minutes

Nothing, the students said

Ok what would happen if I held it up like this for an hour, the professor asked

Your arm would begin to ache, said one of the students

You're right, now what would happen if I held it for a day

Your arm could go numb, you might have severe muscle stress and paralysis and have to go to hospital for sure, ventured another student and all the students laughed

Very good

But during all this, did the weight of the glass change, asked the professor


Then what caused the arm ache and the muscle stress

The students were puzzled

Put the glass down

said one of the students


said the professor

Life's problems are something like this

Hold it for a few minutes in your head and they seem OK

Think of them for a long time and they begin to ache

Hold it even longer and they begin to paralyze you

You will not be able to do anything

It's important to think of the challenges

(problems in your life, but even more important , is to

put them down at the end of every day before you go to sleep

That way, you are not stressed, you wake up every day fresh and strong, and can handle any issue, any challenge that comes your way

So, as it becomes time for you to leave office today, remember to