The other day I was speaking with an older european gentleman who has been in business for over 4 decades. I was explaining to him some of the difficulties my company has faced in today’s economy. However, I told the man I was considering selling my company in the coming weeks. (he chuckled) I was a little taking back – after all I just shared with him my struggles (why did he find me struggles to be so funny)
I waited for his verbal response before responding…
Needless to say, he began to share a short story with me about an african man who operated a mining business.
One day the man overheard some diggers talking about a piece of land that was for sale- the diggers claimed the land had diamonds buried deep in its surface. The african man was very intrigued by the story, so he worked with developers to purchase the parcel of land.
After, several years of digging and no diamonds– the man had become feed up with idea of finding diamonds, so he sold the land.
One late evening, the african man was drifting by a coffee shop where he overheard few local diggers– celebrating the discovery of diamonds.. just months after the man had sold the land– (Diamonds) were discovered.
THERE’S CONFIRMATION IN CONVERSATION
The moment you feel like throwing the towel in- remember you’re not too far from the DIAMONDS… keep digging..
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