Thursday, February 20, 2014

Observe and succeed

Ramesh and Mahesh joined a wholesale company together just after graduation. Both worked very hard.
After several years, the boss promoted Mahesh to sales executive but Ramesh remained a sales representative. One day Ramesh could not take it anymore and gave his resignation to the boss. He complained to the boss that he did not value hard working staff, but only promoted those who flattered him.
The boss knew that Ramesh worked very hard for the years, but in order to help him realize the difference between him and Mahesh, the boss asked Ramesh to do the below. He asked him to go to the market and find out if anyone is selling water melon in the market. Ramesh returned from the market and said yes. The boss then asked how much per kg? He again went back to the market to ask and returned to inform the boss that the cost per kg is Rs.120.

Boss told Ramesh that he will ask the same question to Mahesh.
Mahesh went to the market and returned back with the below information.
‘Only one person selling water melon. Rs.120 per kg, Rs.1000 for 10 kg, he has inventory of 340 melons. On the table were 58 melons, every melon weighs about 15 kg, bought from the South two days ago, they are fresh and red, good quality.’
Ramesh was now very impressed and realized the difference between himself and Mahesh. He decided not to resign but to learn from him.
Moral: A more successful person is more observant, thinks more and understands in depth. For the same matter, a more successful person sees several years ahead, while others see only tomorrow.

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