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Monday, 3 June 2013

CONFIDENCE


This time I am going to share with you a series of 3 stories telling the success mantra of life. Hope you like it. The first part of my story is about CONFIDENCE.

We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot. Its all about this. Hope u like it...


There was a business executive who was deep in debt and could see no way out. Creditors were closing in on him. Suppliers were demanding payment. Worries and thinking of suicide he sat on the park bench, head in hands, wondering if anything could save his company from bankruptcy.

Suddenly an old man appeared before him. "I can see that something is troubling you," he said. After listening to the executive's woes, the old man said, "I think I have met you at right time."

He asked the man his name, wrote out a check, and pushed it into his hand saying, "Take this money. Meet me here exactly one year from today, and you can pay me back at that time. All the best for your journey towards success."

Then he turned and disappeared as quickly as he had come. The business executive was in a state of shock and astonishment on what he saw in his hand a check for $500,000, signed by John D. Rockefeller, then one of the richest men in the world!

"I can erase all my money worries in an instant and take the business to a new level!" he realized. But
instead, the executive decided to put the uncashed check in his safe. Just knowing it was there might give him the strength to work out a way to save his business, he thought. With renewed optimism, he negotiated better deals and extended terms of payment. He closed several big sales. Within a few months, he was out of debt and making money once again.

Exactly one year later, he returned to the park with the uncashed check and new found confidence. At the agreed-upon time, the old man appeared. But just as the executive was about to hand back the check 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. He always keeps on escaping from the rest home and telling people he's John D. Rockefeller."

And she led the old man away by the arm.

The astonished executive just stood there, stunned and shocked once again. All year long he'd been wheeling and dealing, buying and selling, convinced he had half a million dollars behind him.

Suddenly, he realized that it wasn't the money, real or imagined, that had turned his life around. It was his newfound self-confidence that gave him the power to achieve anything he went after. 


That's Confidence...!!!

6 comments:

  1. Thanx for sharing the story. I need a boost every now and then whenever i feel low. I am going to drop on this post again and again for the kick.

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    1. Thanx a lot Jija, hope i have helped u atleast a tit bit...

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  2. support plays a very important role in boosting up the confidence. The money gave him the support to rethink , re enrgise and re evolve the business he was losing on. Support can be any form, but it plays a vital role. Maybe confidence and support can be taken synonyms.

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    1. I agree Aabheer, but it is not that we get external support everytime. so we just have to become our own support at times and kick our own butt and get ourselves working....

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  3. Played it right, confidence makes it all and over confidence breaks it all. It is crucially important to be right everytime.

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    1. It is possible to be right everytime but atleast we can try to and live the decision whatever it is. And very rightly said about the over confidence

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Thanx a lot for dropping in..... Your words strengthen me......