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Re: Know where you are going in Life

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  • mishmisha9
    Hey, Liz! I enjoyed this story! Seems a lot of ambitious people do miss the boat sometimes! LOL! Mish
    Message 1 of 2 , Sep 13, 2005
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      Hey, Liz!

      I enjoyed this story! Seems a lot of ambitious people do miss the
      boat sometimes! LOL!


      --- In EckankarSurvivorsAnonymous@yahoogroups.com, "Elizabeth"
      <ewickings@a...> wrote:
      > 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
      > life."
      > 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
      > American.
      > "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!
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