“Every man who has ever become great did so only because he desired to, planned to and made the effort to become so. There are no accidentally great men” (Lao Russell).
“Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them” (Abraham Lincoln).
The Life of a Poor Village Boy Cont’d.
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Che Sama still continued to sell in the bar.
His salary was not much; but he saved most of it. After five years, when he looked at what he had saved, he could not believe it. It was a lot of money. He had never imagined that he could have such money.
Yet, he continued to work as if nothing had happened. During his seventh year, something happened. The joint-owners of the business began to quarrel over who should control it. Unable to come to a compromise, they decided to close it.
This did not worry Che Sama because he felt that the money he had saved was enough for him to start his own business.
That was what he did. He set up a provision store. He had gathered good experience in selling from his work in the bar. He used that experience now in his own business where he worked even harder than he had ever done.
It was not long before money began to flow in; and news began to circulate that Che Sama had become a big business man in town.
The business grew bigger and bigger. Soon, it became too big for him to manage alone. He went to the village and got his first sales-boy. The boy was so good that he was left alone in the store.
Che Sama opened a tea-shop where he sold. This shop was in a popular spot in the city. To get there was not easy. Hence, he bought a bicycle to ease his movement there and back. He also bought a truck to enable him transport the drinks which he sold there.
Business grew. He opened more stores. Soon, he had enough money to buy a plot. It was an expensive plot – one million francs; but he liked it. Its location was good.On it, he built his own house.
It was a small but beautiful house.
(To be cont’d).
Never, Never Give Up
In one of his most quoted statements, Winston Churchill, one time British Prime Minister, calls on us never, never to give up.
In primary school, I learned a lesson that has stayed with me ever since: ‘A Spartan dies but never surrenders.” This comes from history when the Spartan leader encouraged his people to fight to the end and never surrender no matter what happened.
This is the attitude that you need to adopt when you set out for something and know it is right. You must fight for it to the end. Fight to the end for the things that are good for the world. Fight on as long as you live. ‘Never, never give up’.
Riddle of the Week
Which is the hottest letter of the alphabet? Check on Tuesday for the answer.
In our post of 12th October 2014, we gave our first riddle and promised to give the answer today. Do you remember that riddle? Check: Thoughts for Success. Here is the answer to that riddle.Both an Island and the letter ‘T’ are in the middle of water.
Away with you I’ll fly, my love
Away with you, alone to be; And naught except our love to know.
What the bible says
“My brothers and sisters, consider yourselves fortunate when all kinds of trials come your way, for you know that when your faith succeeds in facing such trials, the result is the ability to endure. Make sure that your endurance caries you all the way without failing; so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.” (James 1:2-4).
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