Secret of being Successful
American businessman was visiting a small Spanish village
when a small boat with a lone fisherman docked. Inside the
boat there were a number of large fishes. He praised the quality
of his fish and asked how long it took to catch them.
Spanish replied, Just about three hours.
American said why didn't he stay out little longer and catch
more fish, to which the Spanish replied that he had enough
to support his family's immediate needs. The American then
asked, But what do you do with the rest of your time?
Spanish replied, I play with my children, take siesta with
my wife, spend time with my oldies, and every evening drink
tequila and play guitar with my friends.
American said, you should spend more time fishing and with
those funds buy a larger boat, and with the additional income,
you could buy several boats, and eventually you will have
a large fleet of fishing boats. Instead of selling to a middleman
you will sell directly to the processor, eventually opening
your own cannery. You will control the product, processing
and distribution. You will have to leave this small village
and move to New York city where you will run your expanding
Spanish fisherman asked, But how long will all this take?
To which the American said, perhaps 15-20 years.
But after that?
American said here's the best part. When the time is right
you would sell your company stock to the public and become
very rich, you would make millions and millions.
and millions, But after that?
American thought for a while, and then said, Well, you will
retire, move to a small fishing village where you will play
with your children, take siesta with your wife, spend time
with your oldies, and in the evenings drink tequila and play
guitar with your friends.
perhaps, your oldies would be there no more, the children
already grown-up, your marriage up in flames with the hustle
and bustle of big city life, and you may have neglected your
health to take care of the growing business, so not able to
drink tequila anymore. Never-the-less, in the evenings you
could still play guitar with your friends.