Friday, September 14, 2012


A Business executive was deep in debt and could not see any way out. Creditors and suppliers were demanding payments. He sat in a park wondering if anything could save his company from bankruptcy.

Suddenly an old man appeared before him and said, "I can see that something is troubling you seriously". After listening to the executive the old man said, "I believe I can help you." He asked the man his name, wrote out a cheque and put it into his hands saying, "Take this money, meet me here exactly one year from today and you can pay me back at that time". Then he turned and disappeared as quickly as he had come. The business executive saw in his hands a cheque for $ 500,000 signed by Warren Buffet.

"I can erase my worries instantly" he realized. But instead, the executive decided to put the uncashed cheque in his safe knowing that it might give him the strength to work out to save his business and to use this only in case of dire emergency.

With changed thinking he negotiated better deals, restructured his business and worked rigorously with full zeal and enthusiasm and got several big deals. Within few months, he was out of debt and started making money once again. Exactly one year later he returned to the park with the uncashed cheque.

As agreed, the old man appeared. But just as the executive was about to hand him back the cheque and share his success story, a nurse came running up and grabbed the old man."I'm so glad I caught him" she cried. "I hope he hasn't been bothering you much. He always escapes from the mental hospital and tells people that he is Warren Buffet", saying this she took the old man away.

The surprised executive just stood there, stunned!!! All year long he had been dealing thinking that he had half a million dollars behind him.

Its not the money, real or imaginary, that turns your life around. It is your newly found self-confidence that gives you the power to achieve anything you want...!!

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