This Story is about a man who once upon a time was selling Hotdogs by the roadside. He was illiterate, so he never read newspapers. He was hard of hearing, so he never listened to the radio. His eyes were weak, so he never watched television.
But enthusiastically, he sold lots of hotdogs. He was smart enough to offer some attractive schemes to increase his sales. His sales and profit went up. He ordered more a more raw material and buns and use to sale more. He recruited few more supporting staff to serve more customers. He started offering home deliveries. Eventually he got himself a bigger and better stove.
As his business was growing, the son, who had recently graduated from College, joined his father. Then something strange happened.
The son asked, “Dad, aren’t you aware of the great recession that is coming our way?” The father replied, “No, but tell me about it.” The son said, “The international situation is terrible. The domestic situation is even worse. We should be prepared for the coming bad times.”
The man thought that since his son had been to college, read the papers, listened to the radio and watched TV. He ought to know and his advice should not be taken lightly. So the next day onwards, the father cut down the his raw material order and buns, took down the colourful signboard, removed all the special schemes he was offering to the customers and was no longer as enthusiastic. He reduced his staff strength by giving layoffs. Very soon, fewer and fewer people bothered to stop at his hotdog stand. And his sales started coming down rapidly, same is the profit.
The father said to his son, “Son, you were right”. “We are in the middle of a recession and crisis. I am glad you warned me ahead of time.”
Moral of The Story: It’s all in your MIND! And we actually FUEL this recession much more than we think we do!!!!!!!!!! !!
What can we take away from this story??
1. How many times we confuse intelligence with good judgment?
2. Choose your advisers carefully but use your own judgment
3. A person or an organization will survive forever, if they have the 5 Cs * Character * Commitment * Conviction * Courtesy * Courage
The tragedy today is that there are many walking encyclopedias that are living failures.
The More practical and appropriate views on this economic recession is –
This is the time to reunite together for any small or a big organization
This is the time to motivate and retain people which are the biggest asset
This is the time to show more commitments to the customers
This is the time show values of our company to the world
This is the time to stand by our Nation.
1. TODAY I WILL NOT STRIKE BACK:
If someone is rude, if someone is impatient, if someone is unkind..
I will not respond in a like manner.
2. TODAY I WILL ASK GOD TO BLESS MY “ENEMY”:
If I come across someone who treats me harshly or unfairly, I will quietly ask God to bless that individual. I understand the “enemy” could be a family member, neighbor, co-worker, or a stranger.
3. TODAY I WILL BE CAREFUL ABOUT WHAT I SAY:
I will carefully choose and guard my words being certain that I do not spread gossip.
4. TODAY I WILL GO THE EXTRA MILE:
I will find ways to help share the burden of another person.
5. TODAY I WILL FORGIVE:
I will forgive any hurts or injuries that come my way.
6. TODAY I WILL DO SOMETHING NICE FOR SOMEONE, BUT I WILL NOT DO IT SECRETLY:
I will reach out anonymously and bless the life of another.
7. TODAY I WILL TREAT OTHERS THE WAY I WISH TO BE TREATED:
I will practice the golden rule – “Do unto others as I would have them do unto me” – with everyone I encounter.
8. TODAY I WILL RAISE THE SPIRITS OF SOMEONE I DISCOURAGED:
My smile, my words, my expression of support, can make the difference to someone who is wrestling life.
9. TODAY I WILL NUTURE MY BODY:
I will eat less; I will eat only healthy foods. I will thank God for my body.
10. TODAY I WILL GROW SPIRITUALLUY:
I will spend a little more time in prayer today: I will begin reading something spiritual or inspirational today; I will find a quiet place (at some point during the day)!
As one person was passing by the elephants, he suddenly
stopped, confused by the fact that these huge creatures
were being held by only a small rope tied to their front
leg. No chains, no cages. It was obvious that the elephants
could, at anytime, break away from the ropes they were
tied to but for some reason, they did not.
That person saw a trainer nearby & asked why these
beautiful, magnificent animals just stood there &
made no attempt to run away.
“Well,” he said, “when they are very young & much
smaller we use the same size rope to tie them &
at that age, it’s enough to hold them. As they grow
up, they are conditioned to believe that they cannot
break away. They believe the rope can still hold them,
so they never try to break free.”
That person was amazed. These animals could at any time
break free from their bonds but because they believed they
couldn’t, they were stuck right where they were.
Like the elephants, how many of us go through life
hanging onto a belief that we cannot do something, simply
because we failed at it once before? So make an attempt
to grow further…….Why shouldn’t we try it again…?
“YOUR ATTEMPT MAY FAIL…., BUT
NEVER FAIL TO MAKE AN ATTEMPT IN LIFE…..! ”
If u want something u never had,
Do something which u has never did.
Don’t go the way life takes U,
Take the life the way U want to go.
Remember UR born 2 live,
Not living bcoz UR born……!!!