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A Wonderful Little Parable About Self-Belief

Once a businessman was up to his neck in debt, and could not see a way out of his situation. He was in the red to his creditors and his suppliers were demanding payment every day.

He went to the park to distract himself from his worries but all the same unhappy thoughts remained stuck in his head. The man dropped his head into his hands, casting about in his mind for ideas which could save his business from bankruptcy. Suddenly, an old man appeared before him.

“I see that something is troubling you“, he said. ”Won’t you share your thoughts with me?”

The businessman told him about his problems, about his lack of money and his bank’s refusal to give him some extra credit to promote his business. The old man listened without interrupting, and then said:

“I think that I can help you.”

He asked for the businessman’s name, wrote out a cheque and put it in the surprised man’s hand.

“Take this money. I’ll meet you here in exactly one year, and you can then give it back to me”.

The man didn’t have time to say anything before the old man had melted into the crowd.

The businessman looked at the cheque. In the space for the amount of money, the old man had written out a sum of $500,000, and below it was written the name — “John D. Rockefeller.” John D. Rockefeller. One of the richest men in the world!

“I can do away with all my problems in an instant!” he thought. But instead, the businessman decided to put the cheque in his safe. The thought of its existence alone gave him the strength he needed to work out a way to save his business.

With renewed vigour, he closed some good deals and managed to have the terms of his payments extended. He was able to make some big sales. Within a few months, he was out of debt and began earning money again. And a year later, he returned to the park with the cheque.

At the appointed time, the old man appeared. The businessman was ready to give the cheque back and to tell him about his successes, when a nurse came running over and grabbed the old man.

“I’m so glad I finally caught him!“ — she exclaimed. ”I hope he didn’t bother you. He often runs away from home and tells people that he is John D. Rockefeller”.

The businessman just stood there feeling stunned. Throughout the preceding year he had been busy as a bee doing business, buying and selling, in the belief that at any moment he could use that half a million dollars to save himself if the situation demanded it.

Suddenly, he realised that it wasn’t money — real or imagined — that had turned his life around. It had been his new self-belief that had given him the strength to achieve all that he wanted.

So remember, be proactive. At the crucial moment, belief in yourself always plays a key role.


P.s.: The Story isnt mine, i read it on Social media and found it riveting to post it on my blog.

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The Consultant’s Fees!










This is a Story About, Karan, a Young Dynamic & Up-Coming Consultant, Living in New York.

One Day, Karan came Tired home for Dinner, after a busy round of Meetings & when he saw the Watch he saw it was 10:30 pm already. He Quickly sat on the Dinner Table, upon seeing him, his 5 Year Old son, Krish ran up to greet him & welcomed him home with the Warmest Smile..

Karan Low on Energy, quickly greeted him as he Washed his Hands & sat on the Dinner Table as the sound of the Microwave Popped.  Krish was eager to tell him about the new Words he recently learned at School. But, Karan quickly told him that he was so very Tired, so He’d hear him over the coming Sunday.

Krish, then quickly asked him how was work?, to which, Karan replied, “Its fine, my Son”. Krish quickly followed it with another question, “How much do you Earn on an Hourly Basis, Dad?”, Karan was stunned & replied, “Why do you ask that?” Krish again asked, “I want to know Daddy”, Karan quickly rebutted, “I get $50 an hour & would you now please let me Eat in Peace?”

Krish waited for him to finish the meal & asked for $20 for himself. The Father gave him the same along with a Good Night Kiss on the Cheek & went off to Sleep.

A few day Later, Krish asked his Mom, for some more money citing the reason of Buying some New Stationery. Later in the Night, he met his dad and handed him over a $50 Note! He in a self implied mood told him, “I need an hour of your time, tommorow, so Plz. come Home earlier by an Hour to have Dinner with me..”

This Simple But Loavble Story teaches us, the Value of Relations & Finding Time for Our Loved Ones in this Fast Paced Monetarily inclined World! So, PLEASE GIVE SOME OF YOUR TIME TO YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY & LOVED ONES…. Always!!

“Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.”~ Henry Van Dyke












The Life & Times today are Tough

Money is often the Only Bait

Enriched Feelings may seem Hollow

Wealth earning now assumes Hate


You Either Beg or You may Borrow

Keep Credit cards Handy to have a wonderful mate

Love isn’t unconditional be it today or tomorrow

Money is the only thing with the Power to Create


You may Gulp or go on to Swallow

Getting Lucky is best kept with Fate

Wealth Gods shine upon you & people Follow

Without it even the Charm is a Failed Trait


In the End I’d like to quote Dorothy Parker

“If you want to know what God thinks of money,

just look at the people he gave it to..”

Money is quintessential but not a Reason for Sorrow

So Forgive & Forget all who rush for it & Alleviate



“Spend your money on the things money can buy. Spend your time on the things money can’t buy.”~ Haruki Murakami