Friday 8 July 2016

What's your worth?

One day a father gave his 13 year old son a piece of used clothing and asked "What do you think the value of this outfit would be?" His son replied, "Maybe one dollar."

His father asked, "Can you sell it for two dollars? If you can sell it, it would mean that you are a big help to your father and mother. "

He nodded his head, "I'll try, but no guarantee that I'll be successful."

So he carefully washed the clothes clean. Also they didn't have an iron, to smoothen out clothes; he levelled it with a clothes brush on a flat board and then kept it in the sun to dry. The next day, he brought the clothes to a crowded underground station. After offering it for more than six hours. He finally managed to sell it for $2. He took the two dollar bill and ran home.

After that, every day he was looked for used clothing, washed and ironed it and sold it in the crowd.

More than ten days later, his father again gave him a piece of used clothing, "Now think of a way that you can sell these clothes for 20 bucks?"

He said, "How is it possible? This outfit can only fetch two dollars at the most. "

His father replied in an effort to inspire him, "Why don't you try it first? There must be a way."

Finally, he got an Idea, He asked for cousin's help to paint a picture of Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse on the garment. Then he tried to sell it in the school where the children of the rich study. Soon a housekeeper, who was there to pick his master, bought clothes for his master. The master was a little boy of only 10 years but was very fond of clothes. He loved it so much and he gave a five dollar tip. 25 dollars was a huge amount for him, the equivalent of a week's salary of his father.

When he got home, his father gave him yet another piece of used clothing. "Are you able to resell it at a price of 200 dollars?" His eyes lit up.

This time, he accepted the clothes without the slightest doubt. Two months later a popular movie actress came to their town for her Movie promos. After the press conference, he made his way through the security forces to reach the side of actress and requested her autograph on the piece of clothing. When she saw this innocent child asking for her autograph, she gladly signed it.

He was shouting very excitedly, "This is a jersey signed by XYZ actress, the selling price is 200 dollars! "He auctioned off the clothes, to a businessman for a price of 1,200 dollars!

Upon returning home, his father by broke into TEARS!! and said, "I am amazed that you did it My child! You're really great! "

That night, he slept alongside his father. His father said, "Son, in your experience selling these three pieces of clothing, what did you learn about success?"

He replied, "Where there's a will, there's a way."

His father nodded his head and then shook his head, "What you say is not entirely wrong! But that was not my intention. I just wanted to show you that a piece of used clothing which is worth only a dollar can also be increased in value, Then how about us - living & thinking humans? We maybe poorer and look ugly, but what's the difference? "

This thought enlightened the young man. Even a piece of used clothing could be made dignified, then why not me? There is absolutely no reason to underestimate myself.

From then on, he felt that his future would be beautiful and full of hope.

He is none other than, the American basketball star Michael Jordan !!

Our potential is so great, and should not be viewed small & low only because of our status, looks or wealth. Even a diamond is just a stone before it has been polished.

Keep improving yourselves, trying your. best and striving ahead!