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    You reap what you sow






    A successful business man was growing old and knew it was time to choose a successor to take over the business.

    Instead of choosing one of his Directors or his children, he decided to do something different. He called all the young executives in his company together.

    He said, "It is time for me to step down and choose the next CEO. I have decided to choose one of you. "The young executives

    were Shocked, but the boss continued. "I am going to give each one of you a SEED today - one very special SEED. I want you to

    plant the seed, water it, and come back here one year from today with what you have grown from the seed I have given you.

    I will then judge the plants that you bring, and the one I choose will be the next CEO."

    One man, named Jim, was there that day and he, like the others, received a seed. He went home and excitedly, told his wife the story. She helped him get a pot, soil and compost and he planted the seed. Everyday, he would water it and watch to see if it had grown. After about three weeks, some of the other executives began to talk about their seeds and the plants that were beginning to grow.

    Jim kept checking his seed, but nothing ever grew.

    Three weeks, four weeks, five weeks went by, still
    nothing.

    By now, others were talking about their plants, but Jim didn't have a plant and he felt like a failure.

    Six months went by -- still nothing in Jim's pot. He just knew he had killed his seed. Everyone else had trees and tall plants, but he had nothing. Jim didn't say anything to his colleagues, however, he just kept watering and fertilizing the soil - He so wanted the seed to grow.

    A year finally went by and all the young executives of the company brought their plants to the CEO for inspection.

    Jim told his wife that he wasn't going to take an empty pot. But she asked him to be honest about what happened. Jim felt sick to his stomach, it was going to be the most embarrassing moment of his life, but he knew his wife was right. He took his empty pot to the board room. When Jim arrived, he was amazed at the variety of plants grown by the other executives. They were beautiful -- in all shapes and sizes. Jim put his empty pot on the floor and many of his colleagues laughed, a few felt sorry for him!

    When the CEO arrived, he surveyed the room and greeted his young executives.

    Jim just tried to hide in the back. "My, what great plants, trees and flowers you have grown," said the CEO. "Today one of you will be appointed the next CEO!"

    All of a sudden, the CEO spotted Jim at the back of the room with his empty pot. He ordered the Financial Director to bring him to the front. Jim was terrified. He thought, "The CEO knows I'm a failure! Maybe he will have me fired!"

    When Jim got to the front, the CEO asked him what had happened to his seed - Jim told him the story.

    The CEO asked everyone to sit down except Jim. He looked at Jim, and then announced to the young executives, "Behold your next Chief Executive Officer!

    His name is Jim!" Jim couldn't believe it. Jim couldn't even grow his seed.

    "How could he be the new CEO?" the others said.

    Then the CEO said, "One year ago today, I gave everyone in this room a seed. I told you to take the seed, plant it, water it, and bring it back to me today. But I gave you all boiled seeds; they were dead - it was not possible for them to grow.

    All of you, except Jim, have brought me trees and plants and flowers. When you found that the seed would not grow, you substituted another seed for the one I gave you. Jim was the only one with the courage and honesty to bring me a pot with my seed in it. Therefore, he is the one who will be the new Chief E xecutive Officer!"

    * If you plant honesty, you will reap trust

    * If you plant goodness, you will reap friends

    * If you plant humility, you will reap greatness

    * If you plant perseverance, you will reap contentment

    * If you plant consideration, you will reap perspective

    * If you plant hard work, you will reap success

    * If you plant forgiveness, you will reap reconciliation

    So, be careful what you plant now; it will determine what you will reap later.





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    A lot of truth there
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    We should do this to our congress and see what we get back, there is a not a straight one among them.
    AY Fan Club President.

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    nice story

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    A very nice thought of the day.



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    That story pisses me off!
    Fucking Determined!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KelJu View Post
    That story pisses me off!
    Yeah, it was like pulling teeth just to get to the moral of the story.



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    Now that story make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside, maybe I'll rethink the whore double play tonight..... Okay not really but I plan on planting my seed!!!!! Let's just hope it doesn't grow
    The real strong have no need to prove it to the phonies. ~ Charles Manson

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    Quote Originally Posted by IronAddict View Post
    Yeah, it was like pulling teeth just to get to the moral of the story.
    It pisses me off for a lot of reason, but the main one is that in real life, whoever purchased the most outlandish plant got the job, and the honest guy ends up working at burger king.
    Fucking Determined!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KelJu View Post
    It pisses me off for a lot of reason, but the main one is that in real life, whoever purchased the most outlandish plant got the job, and the honest guy ends up working at burger king.
    exactly, its like in the movies, the good guy always wins. In real life is the complete opposite.
    Quote Originally Posted by KelJu View Post
    I dig their music. Mariachi is good, and flamenco is the shit, although flamenco is all over the place. I use to hate Mexicans until I left my hillbilly land, and was able to form my own opinions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KelJu View Post
    It pisses me off for a lot of reason, but the main one is that in real life, whoever purchased the most outlandish plant got the job, and the honest guy ends up working at burger king.
    lol





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    Quote Originally Posted by KelJu View Post
    It pisses me off for a lot of reason, but the main one is that in real life, whoever purchased the most outlandish plant got the job, and the honest guy ends up working at burger king.
    Kelju, always the pragmatist.

    That is so true!



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