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Story: A Short Story on Self Confidence

Story: A Short Story on Self Confidence

There was a business executive who was deep in debt and could see no way out.

Creditors were closing in on him. Suppliers were demanding payment. He sat on the park bench, head in hands, wondering if anything could save his company from bankruptcy.

Suddenly an old man appeared before him. “I can see that something is troubling you,” he said.

After listening to the executive’s woes, the old man said, “I believe I can help you.”

He asked the man his name, wrote out a check, and pushed it into his hand saying, “Take this money. Meet me here exactly one year from today, and you can pay me back at that time.”

Then he turned and disappeared as quickly as he had come.

The business executive saw in his hand a check for $500,000, signed by John D. Rockefeller, then one of the richest men in the world!

“I can erase my money worries in an instant!” he realized. But instead, the executive decided to put the uncashed check in his safe. Just knowing it was there might give him the strength to work out a way to save his business, he thought.

With renewed optimism, he negotiated better deals and extended terms of payment. He closed several big sales. Within a few months, he was out of debt and making money once again.

Exactly one year later, he returned to the park with the uncashed check. At the agreed-upon time, the old man appeared. But just as the executive was about to hand back the check and share his success story, a nurse came running up and grabbed the old man.

“I’m so glad I caught him!” she cried. “I hope he hasn’t been bothering you. He’s always escaping from the rest home and telling people he’s John D. Rockefeller.”

And she led the old man away by the arm.

The astonished executive just stood there, stunned. All year long he’d been wheeling and dealing, buying and selling, convinced he had half a million dollars behind him.

Suddenly, he realized that it wasn’t the money, real or imagined, that had turned his life around. It was his newfound self-confidence that gave him the power to achieve anything he went after.

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Maybe Am Dreaming

I Cant see;

When am in the sea;

You gaze around trying to see me;

Am beneath the ocean;

You sail through;

Trying to catch my frail self;

The splashing waves;

The sea gull screams;

You’ll carry me home, i wont make a sound

Or maybe am dreaming

 

 

The scent is real,

the silver beams

are twirling round and round

The boat man;s light dims

i cling onto hope

Beneath the heavier waves

Are some divine foreshadowing and foreseeing
Of things beyond our reason or control.

Or maybe am dreaming

 

Of bosses and workers

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Its still days into my first month

I cant say am not adjusting, I am quit fast

Not like  i have a better option

I have to.

Librarianship it is,

I sit on my desk, look at the library inventory

Most books are missing

Most books are overdue, some cant be traced

Owe it to my predecessor.

I decide to do an email

I ask politely for people to take a minute to return the books or renew them

am happy, they comply

Just one person or maybe two

Just when am thinking all is going on well.

An EMAIL appears, its him, the boss

“Kindly go round the office picking all books that are not in use, be doing this often”

That is all he had to say.

I don’t know what to feel

I realize, my options are limited

Its a new work place, i need to be smart,,

…….stands up and begins book collection.