I enjoyed this story! Seems a lot of ambitious people do miss the
boat sometimes! LOL!
--- In EckankarSurvivorsAnonymous@yahoogroups.com
> 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, have a few drinks,
> play the guitar, and sing a few songs. I have a full
> 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. 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
> 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 enterprise."
> "How long would that take?" asked the Mexican.
> "Twenty, maybe twenty-five years," replied the
> "And after that?"
> "Afterwards? That's when it gets really
> interesting," answered the American, laughing. "When
> your business gets really big, you can start selling
> stocks and make millions!"
> "Millions? Really?" "And after that?"
> "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 having a few drinks and
> enjoying your friends."
> The Moral of the Story: Know where you're going in
> life, you may already be there!