Self-confidence that gave him the power


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 went after.
 

18 Responses to “Self-confidence that gave him the power”

  1. yoghesh Says:

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  2. sucharitha Says:

    mind blowing story, thanks for the good work u did through this stories.

  3. Chandramouleswar Says:

    truely a lovely story…..

  4. mushtaq mangat Says:

    It is a wonderful story and has lot of insipiration

  5. Ratna Says:

    wow!!! very nice story which tickles our heart once in a while.completely spell bound with the kind of confidence that man got infused himself to ignite the spark of confidence in him. he just believed himself and with all his renewed Confidence ! ! ! and positive approach and faced his failure and changed its fate and made a successful business !!! Amazing piece guys . . . . . . . keep going and a big to you all in “Moral and Ethics”. Spread this to all as its a very fabulous piece . . . . . . .

  6. Ratna Says:

    wow!!! very nice story which tickles our heart once in a while.completely spell bound with the kind of confidence that man got infused himself to ignite the spark of confidence in him. he just believed himself and with all his renewed Confidence ! ! ! and positive approach and faced his failure and changed its fate and made a successful business !!! Amazing piece guys . . . . . . . keep going and a big “THANK YOU !!! to you all in “Moral and Ethics”. Spread this to all as its a very fabulous piece . . . . . . .

  7. John Timothy Says:

    Its really a wonderful story and tells how to develop our self-confidence level…….

  8. konkan Says:

    its really a superb and motivating story

  9. pradeep Says:

    i am not able to understand anything from that so it is not good story for me

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  12. tanya Says:

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  14. pratyusha Says:

    a man is depended on self -belief only .Without it we have no meaning of life .By this story ,we come to know about self confidence .Therefore i would say that it was a very innovative story

  15. Siddhik Says:

    Its very useful to me…..Have a nice day………………………..

  16. Manoranjan Patel Says:

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  18. chandrasekhar Says:

    Its really nice story


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