Here is a short story on motivation
There are two donkeys A & B - best of buddies.
At the village fair A is sold to a rich Arab while B is sold to a rich
businessman. The Arab treats A like his child takes good care of him
etc. While the businessman ill treats B, does not feed him well and
him work hard.
After few years A & B meet and have a chat. A is very sad about B and
that "My Arab can buy you from your businessman and yo u can have a good
life too" B says, "No, I have hope here"
A: "What Hope?"
B: The businessman has a beautiful daughter, and when she misbehaves the
businessman tells her - "If you continue misbehaving I will marry you
to this donkey