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Friday, November 9, 2007

A lesson learned is a lesson earned!

Hi,today i am Sharing with you a small story. From this we can learn something so I would like to Share this story with you. This story I got in My Email from a friend P'Rung ,she is very nice. So the story start with a Successful business man .


A successful business man was getting old and knew it was time to choose a successor to take over the business. Instead of choosing one of his directors or his children, he decided to do something different.

He called all the young executives in his company together."It is time for me to step down and choose the next CEO," he said. "I have decided to choose one of you."


The young executives were shocked, but the boss continued. "I amgoing to give each one of you a seed today - a very special seed. I want youto plant the seed, water it, and come back here one year from today with whatyou have grown from the seed I have given you. I will then judge theplants that you bring, and the one I choose will be the next CEO."


One man, named Jim, was there that day and he like the others,received a seed. He went home and excitedly, told his wife the story. She helped him get a pot, soil and compost and he planted the seed.


Every day, he would water it and watch to see if it had grown. After about three weeks, some of the other executives began to talk about their seeds and the plants that were beginning to grow. Jim kept checking his seed, but nothing ever grew.


Three weeks, four weeks, five weeks went by, still nothing. By now,others were talking about their plants, but Jim didn't have a plant and he felt like a failure.


Six months went by - still nothing in Jim's pot. He just knew he hadkilled his seed. Everyone else had trees and tall plants, but he hadnothing. Jim didn't say anything to his colleagues, however. He just kept wateringand fertilizing the soil - he so wanted the seed to grow.


A year finally went by and all the young executives of the companybrought their plants to the CEO for inspection. Jim told his wife that hewasn't going to take an empty pot. But she asked him to be honest about whathappened.
Jim felt sick at his stomach. It was going to be the most embarrassingmoment of his life, but he knew his wife was right.
He took his empty pot to the board room. When Jim arrived, he wasamazed at the variety of plants grown by the other executives. They werebeautiful--in all shapes and sizes. Jim put his empty pot on the floor and many ofhis colleagues laughed. A few felt sorry for him!
When the CEO arrived, he surveyed the room and greeted his youngexecutives. Jim just tried to hide in the back. "My, what great plants, trees, and flowers you have grown," said the CEO. "Today one of you will beappointed the next CEO!"
All of a sudden, the CEO spotted Jim at the back of the room with hisempty pot. He ordered the financial director to bring him to the front.
Jim was terrified. He thought, "The CEO knows I'm a failure! Maybe hewill have me fired!"
When Jim got to the front, the CEO asked him what had happened to his seed.
Jim told him the story.
The CEO asked everyone to sit down except Jim. He looked at Jim, andthen announced to the young executives, "Here is your next ChiefExecutive! His name is Jim!"
Jim couldn't believe it. Jim couldn't even grow his seed. How couldhe be the new CEO the others said?
Then the CEO said, "One year ago today, I gave everyone in this rooma seed.
I told you to take the seed, plant it, water it, and bring it back tome today. But I gave you all boiled seeds; they were dead - it was notpossible for them to grow.All of you, except Jim, have brought me trees and plants and flowers.
"When you found that the seed would not grow, you substituted anotherseed for the one I gave you. Jim was the only one with the courage andhonesty to bring me a pot with my seed in it. Therefore, he is the one who willbe the new Chief Executive!"

Moral:
If you plant honesty, you will reap trust.
If you plant goodness, you will reap friends.
If you plant humility, you will reap greatness.
If you plant perseverance, you will reap contentment.
If you plant consideration, you will reap perspective.
If you plant hard work, you will reap success.
If you plant forgiveness, you will reap reconciliation.


So, be careful what you plant now; it will determine what you will reap later.
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2 comments:

Forumer said...

Peace n how do you do my fren? Really nice post. So let us make a good plant now and always. Hope we can succeed in what ever we do.

So how's your cyber and real life now? :)

World's Bazzar said...

Hi foruMer Thanks For Your Visit This Blog.

Yeh We all Have to be honest hehehe.

mine life is still same and ok.
i didn'y see you often what's going on ?