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Rabu, Ogos 12, 2009

The Fisherman Story...

A boat docked in a tiny Mexican village.

An American tourist complimented the Mexican fisherman on the quality of
his fish & asked "How long it took him to catch them?"

"Not very long," answered the Mexican.

"But then, why didn't you stay out longer & catch more?" asked the
The Mexican explained that his small catch was sufficient to meet his needs
& 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, & 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 everyday. 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
& a third one & 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 & maybe even open your own plant. You can then leave
this little village & move to Mexico City , Los Angeles , or even New York
City ! From there U 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 start
selling stocks & 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 & spend your evenings doing what you like and enjoying your

"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.

So, my friends ............... the moral of the story is that ..... know
where you're going in life ..... you may already be there !!!

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