“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
― Winston S. Churchill
Hope and optimism are two such wonderful words that can turn anything up.These can filll a gloomy life with all new light and spark. Life is breathless without hope and optimism.This is a short story about how optimism
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can change someone’s life without any tool. Optimism and hope are self reliant. they don’t need any mean or tool to take you through.
One there was a big businessman. All of a sudden he had several losses in the business and he lost all his wealth and. He was in debt and couldn’t figure out a way out of it. Creditors were pressing him. Suppliers were demanding for a payment. He was totally hopeless what will he do now. One day he was sitting on a bench in the park sadly. He was in his deep and gloomy thoughts. He was thinking how he could save the company from bankruptcy. Suddenly, an old man came there and saw him sitting gloomy on the bench.
The old man asked the gentleman – I can sense you are in trouble and there is something bothering you,
The businessman narrated his entire story and said there is no chance of his survival.
After listening to the businessman, the old man said -I think I can help you. He asked the businessman about is name. The old man all of a sudden took out check from his pocket and wrote the name of the businessman and handed over to him.
The old man said -Take this money. We will meet here exactly after one year, and I hope you will be able to return it to me at that time.
“Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all.”
― Emily Dickinson
After that, the old man disappeared somewhere.
The businessman saw a check in his hands for an amount of 500 thousand dollars, signed by John Rockefeller, one of the richest man in the world at that time!
The businessman was surprised and thought for a while that now he has enough money to solve all his problems. Bit not, he did not use the money in the check. He put the check in his safe. But this very belief that he had enough money changed his mentality. His passivism becomes optimism. Only one thought about his existence gave him strength to find a solution to save his business.
With the return of his optimism, he concluded profitable deals. He was able to commit a few big deals. During a couple of months he got out of debt and started to earn money again. Exactly one year later, he returned to the park with the same check ( which he did not use over the year). The old man appeared again. And at the moment, when the businessman wanted to return the check and to share his story of success, a nurse ran up and grabbed the old man.
I’m so glad, I caught him! – She exclaimed. – I hope he wasn’t bothering you. He always runs away from the house and tells he is John Rockefeller.
Surprised, the businessman was standing there bemused. During the whole year he was spinning and building a business, buying and selling, convinced that he had half a million dollars. Suddenly he understood that it’s not the money, real or imaginary, that moved his life up. It was his new confidence and optimism that gave him strength, to achieve everything that he had now
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I guess we all have come across this situation at some point in our life, where there was no hope, but only with our optimism, we were able to turn the life up. You can share such experience in the comment below. Your words can become ray of inspiration for someone.
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