How he turned his financial situation around - a short inspiring story

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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 un-cashed 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 un-cashed 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 ever imagined......

Wish you good luck and keep the spirit high

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  • Profile picture of the author brute77
    How come no one likes this story.. :-( .. am I the only one?
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  • Profile picture of the author ProScribe
    Hey Dude - I like your story its good.

    I think Dennis Waitley was the one that introduced me to the idea of perceived optomism. The story is about a frustrated exec who is stressing out about all his bills, he calls his wife but she tells him that they have won a million dollars so they don't have to worry, the guy feels great, all his problems are over, when he gets back home his wife tells him she was lying they didn't really win a million dollars but she had to do something to cheer him up.

    The question is Was the original emotion of elation real?

    The answer is of course almost certainly yes and the point is that all positivity and self belief exist only in the mind and are seperate from external reality.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adrian Jong
    Of course there are people that likes this story.

    Like there are 35 view when i viewed this thread.

    In summary, i think we all need to remember that one needs to remember that it is not what happens to him/her but how he/she reacts to what has happened to him that will make all the difference.
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    • Profile picture of the author brute77
      Originally Posted by Adrian Jong View Post

      Of course there are people that likes this story.

      Like there are 35 view when i viewed this thread.

      In summary, i think we all need to remember that one needs to remember that it is not what happens to him/her but how he/she reacts to what has happened to him that will make all the difference.
      Well said Adrian
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  • Profile picture of the author Magicalidea
    I'm wondering that does Rockefeller trully crazy ? =))
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  • Profile picture of the author eldib3
    Nice story. Just goes to show that our minds hold the key to our goals and dreams.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ricardo Furtado
    Awesome story. Thanks for sharing it.
    All the best. Regards.
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