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Warren Buffet Wrote Him a Cheque

Warren Buffet Wrote Him a Cheque

Pete Kane
Time, you can’t keep it, but you can spend it.

A Businessman was deep in debt and could not see any way out.

Creditors and Suppliers were demanding payments. He sat in the park, deep in thought, wondering if anything could save his company from bankruptcy.

Suddenly an old man appeared before him and asked, "I can see that something is troubling you seriously".

After listening patiently the old man said, "I believe I can help you". He asked the man his name, wrote out a cheque and put it into his hands 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 businessman saw in his hands a cheque for $ 500,000... signed by Warren Buffet
, one of the richest men in the world. "I can erase my worries instantly" he realized.

But instead, the man decided not to encash it and put the cheque in his safe, knowing that it might give him the strength to work out to save his business and to use this only in case of dire emergency.

With changed thinking he negotiated better deals, restructured his business and worked rigorously with full zeal and enthusiasm and got several big deals.

Within few months, he was out of debt and started making money once again. Exactly one year later he returned to the park with the un-cashed cheque.

As agreed, the old man appeared.

But just as the businessman was about to hand him back the cheque 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 much. He always escapes from the mental hospital and tells people that he is Warren Buffet", saying this she took the old man away.

The surprised man just stood there, stunned! All year long he had been dealing thinking that he had half a million dollars behind him.

He realized that it wasn't the money, real or imagined, that had turned his life around. It was his new found self-confidence that gave him the power to achieve anything he went after.

That’s true with many of us. We self doubt and limit our potential. Man is a creation of his own thoughts. If you can visualize something, you can achieve it. Thoughts create everything. Albert Einstein also meant the same when he said “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.”Your thoughts not only matter, they create matter. Thought is where everything comes from, your health, your business, your success. Keep a close and constant watch on your thoughts. Your thoughts and beliefs are the most powerful force in the universe.

Make sure you are aware of yours !!

Contributed by Pete Kane

1  Comment
Sansa Franklin Leader without Title

I totally agree, Self doubt and lack of faith in one self can lead to decline.
Any individual can never reach the pinnacle in any domain , if they are not self confident.
Self confidence + Determination = Success.

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