Friday, November 21, 2008

Do we know where we are heading to in Life?

Today's quote: Happiness comes from within your heart, not from your surrounding

Do we know where we are heading to in Life?

A boat docked in a tiny Mexican village. An American tourist complimented the
Mexican fisherman on the quality of his fish and asked "How long it took him to catch them?"
"Not very long," answered the Mexican.

"But then, why didn't you stay out longer and catch more?" asked the American.
The Mexican explained that his small catch was
sufficient to meet his needs and those of his family.

The American asked, "But what do you do with the rest of your time?"
"I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, and take a siesta with my wife.
In the evenings, I go into the village to see my friends,
play the guitar, and sing a few songs... I have a full life."

The American interrupted, "I have an MBA from Harvard, and I can help you!

You should start by fishing longer every day. You can then sell the extra fish you catch.
With the extra revenue, you can buy a bigger boat."
"And after that?" asked the Mexican.

"With the extra money the larger boat will bring,
you can buy a second one and a third one and so on
until you have an entire fleet of trawlers.
Instead of selling your fish to a middle man,
you can then negotiate directly with the processing plants and
Maybe even open your own plant. You can then leave this little village and
move to Mexico City , Los Angeles , or even New York City ! From there you
can direct your huge new enterprise."

"How long would that take?" asked the Mexican?
"Twenty, perhaps twenty-five years," replied the American.

"And after that?"
Well, my friend, that's when it gets really interesting, " answered the American, laughing.

"When your business gets really big, you can cart Selling stocks and make millions!"
"Millions? Really? And after that?" said the Mexican.

"After that you'll be able to retire, live in a tiny village near the coast,
sleep late, play with your children, catch a few fish, take a siesta with
your wife and spend your evenings doing what you like and enjoying your friends."

"With all due respect sir, but that's exactly what I am doing now.

So what's the point wasting twenty-five years?" asked the Mexican.

And the moral is:
Know where you're going in may already be there.

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