The cheque

by Michelle Fortes

Once 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

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.
Moral – 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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