Self Confidence - The Meaning

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  1. rajmiarun

    rajmiarun Gold IL'ite

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    A business executive was deep in debt and could see no way out.

    Creditors were closing in on him. Suppliers were demanding payment. He sat on the park bench, head in hands, wondering if anything could save his company from bankruptcy.

    Suddenly an old man appeared before him. "I can see that something is troubling you," he said.

    After listening to the executive's woes, the old man said, "I believe I can help you."

    He asked the man his name, wrote out a check, and pushed it into his hand saying, "Take this money. Meet me here exactly one year from today, and you can pay me back at that time."

    Then he turned and disappeared as quickly as he had come.

    The business executive saw in his hand a check for $500,000, signed by John D. Rockefeller, then one of the richest men in the world!

    "I can erase my money worries in an instant!" he realized. But instead, the executive decided to put the uncashed check in his safe. Just knowing it was there might give him the strength to work out a way to save his business, he thought.

    With renewed optimism, he negotiated better deals and extended terms of payment. He closed several big sales. Within a few months, he was out of debt and making money once again.

    Exactly one year later, he returned to the park with the uncashed check. At the agreed-upon time, the old man appeared. But just as the executive was about to hand back the check and share his success story, a nurse came running up and grabbed the old man.

    "I'm so glad I caught him!" she cried. "I hope he hasn't been bothering you. He's always escaping from the rest home and telling people he's John D. Rockefeller. "

    And she led the old man away by the arm.


    The astonished executive just stood there, stunned. All year long he'd been wheeling and dealing, buying and selling, convinced he had half a million dollars behind him.

    Suddenly, he realized that it wasn't the money, real or imagined, that had turned his life around. It was his newfound self-confidence that gave him the power to achieve anything he went after.
     
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    malspie Platinum IL'ite

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    Rajmi,

    It was his new bound self confidence that he will not be on the roads which was developed in him due to the cheque which he had not cashed. A small hope is enough to sail you through stormy waters.
     
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    rajmiarun Gold IL'ite

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    Hi mals,

    True, and we all need to take a lesson from the executive. The small hope will never let us down.
     
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    arch174 Senior IL'ite

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    very meaningful..mind rules over matter ..once agaain..just like the MAn who willed himself to die..this story is optimistic:yes:
     
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    rajmiarun Gold IL'ite

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    Hi Arch,

    We all are generally optimistic but when we are put into pressure we all become pessimist. But always a hope leads us out of the situation and again we are back to normal.
     
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    arch174 Senior IL'ite

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    HI Rajmi,
    thanx for observation...but earlier I was very pessimistic..maybe few bitter experiences made me so..coming to IL has also made me a happier person as I can be me..wot I really luv doing..sharing with others my thoughts
    BTW I really like ur signature line..is it a mature person's detached philosophy of life..nevertheless very true:wink:
     
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    rajmiarun Gold IL'ite

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    Hi Arch,

    It is nice to know that you have started being optimistic.

    Thanks for your comment on my signature. BTW have you seen the serial Chitti. In that Sivakumar used to say to all that is happening to him as Idhuvum Kadandu Pogum. I have taken my signature from that. Previously it was No God No Peace; Know God Know Peace, which was given to me by one of my cousins.
     
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    arch174 Senior IL'ite

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    HI Rajmi,
    sum of wot u wrote is greek to me..i am from BOmbay..speak /understand marathi/hindi/english/gujarathi/feeww words of french/mandarin but no tamil/tulu etc
    BTW u r gud company..I am enjoying it here in IL:)
     
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    aishu22 Gold IL'ite

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    Hey Rajmi,
    A thought Provoking Story.... Self Confidence - not an easy habit to cultivate..but once if we have it, we can WIN definitely...


    Enjoyed reading your post throughly.
     
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    sunkan Gold IL'ite

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    wonderful post rajmi,
    it just came like a storm and when u work under pressure u tend to come up with innovative ideas and the success after is the fruit of the new found confidence...great post...sunkan
     

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