posted on Aug, 22 2010 @ 05:10 AM
wrote this but i read it somewhere and it made sense,read it or dont.
A tourist boat arrived in a small fishing village
A tourist complimented the local fishermen on the quality of their fish and asked how long it took to catch them."Not very long" they answered
"Why didnt you stay out longer and catch more" asked the tourist
The fishermen explained that their small catches were sufficient to meet their needs and those of their families.
"But what do you do with the rest of your time"asked the tourist
"We sleep late ,fish a little ,play with our children, and take a siesta with our wives.In the evenings we go into the village to see our friends
,have a few drinks,play the guitar,sing a few songs.We have a full life"
The tourist 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."
"And after that?"
"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 then negotiate directly with the processing plants and maybe even open your own plant. You can
then leave thislittle village and move to Mexico City, Los Angeles, or even New York City! From there you can direct your huge new enterprise."
"How long would that take?"
"Twenty, perhaps twenty-five years." replied the tourist.
"And after that?"
"Afterwards? Well my friend, that's when it gets really interesting, " answered the tourist, laughing. "When your business gets really big, you
can start buying and selling stocks and make millions!"
"Millions? Really? And after that?" asked the fishermen.
"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 drinking and enjoying your friends."
"With all due respect Sir, but that's exactly what we are doing now. So what's the point of wasting twenty-five years?" asked the fishermen
And the moral of this story is:
Know where you're going in life . . . you may already be there!