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The Millionaire’s Cheque

A businessman was deep in debt and could not see any way out. People, who he owed money to, were demanding to be paid. He sat in the park wondering if anything could save his company from closing. Suddenly an old man came near him and said, “Something seems to be troubling you!". After listening, the old man said, “I can help you". He wrote out a cheque and put it into his hands saying, "Take this. Meet me here exactly one year from today. And you can pay me back at that time". And he went away


The businessman saw in his hands a cheque for a million dollars signed by Warren Buffet, one of the richest men in the world. “I can solve my problems immediately," he thought. But instead of depositing the cheque in the bank, he decided to keep the cheque in his safe and to use it only in case of an emergency. With changed thinking he worked hard with full enthusiasm and got several big orders. Within few months, he was out of debt and making big money.One year later he returned to the park with the cheque. Soon, the old man appeared. But just as the businessman was about to give him the cheque, a nurse came running and grabbed the old man. “I hope he hasn’t bothered you. He always escapes from the mental hospital and tells people that he is Warren Buffet", she said and took the old man away. The surprised man just stood there, shocked! All year long, he had been working thinking that he had a million dollars with him.


It’s not the money that turns our life around. It is our self-confidence that gives us the power to achieve anything that we want.

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