Know where are you going in Life??

A boat docked in a tiny Mexican fishing village. A tourist
complimented the local fishermen on the quality of their fish and
asked how long it took him to catch them. “Not very long.” they
answered in unison.

“Why didn’t you stay out longer and catch more?” 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?” “We sleep late, fish
a little, play with our children, and take siestas with our wives. In
the evenings, we go into the village to see our friends, have a few
drinks, play the guitar, and 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 this little 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 wasting twenty-five years?” asked the Mexicans.

And the moral of this story is: Know where you’re going in life….you
may already be there ….

Does it make sense !


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