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11 years 1 week ago #27649 by rob
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A successful business man was growing old and knew it was time to choose a successor to take over the business.

Instead of choosing one of his Directors or his children, he decided to do something different. He called all the young executives in his company together.

He said, "It is time for me to step down and choose the next CEO.. I have decided to choose one of you. "The young executives were Shocked, but the boss continued. "I am going to give each one of you a SEED today - one very special SEED. I want you to plant the seed, water it, and come back here one year from today with
what you have grown from the seed I have given you.
I will then
judge the plants that you bring, and the one
I choose will be
the next CEO."

One man, named Jim, was there that day and he, like the others, received a seed. He went home and excitedly, told his wife the
story. She helped him get a pot, soil and compost and he planted the seed. Everyday, he would water it and watch to see if it had grown. After about three weeks, some of the other executives began to talk about their seeds and the plants that were beginning to grow.

Jim kept checking his seed, but nothing ever grew.

Three weeks, four weeks, five weeks went by, still
Nothing.

By now, others were talking about their plants, but Jim didn't have a plant and he felt like a failure.

Six months went by -- still nothing in Jim's pot. He just knew he had killed his seed. Everyone else had trees and tall plants, but he had nothing. Jim didn't say anything to his colleagues, however, he just kept watering and fertilizing the soil - He so wanted the seed to grow.

A year finally went by and all the young executives of the company brought their plants to the CEO for inspection.

Jim told his wife that he wasn't going to take an empty pot. But she asked him to be honest about what happened. Jim felt sick to his stomach, it was going to be the most embarrassing moment of his life, but he knew his wife was right. He took his empty pot
to the board room. When Jim arrived, he was amazed at
The variety
of plants grown by the other executives. They were beautiful -- in all shapes and sizes. Jim put his empty pot on the floor and many of his colleagues laughed, a few felt sorry for him!

When the CEO arrived, he surveyed the room and greeted his young
executives.

Jim just tried to hide in the back. "My, what great plants, trees and flowers you have grown," said the CEO. "Today one of you will be appointed the next CEO!"

All of a sudden, the CEO spotted Jim at the back of the room with his empty pot. He ordered the Financial Director to bring him to the front. Jim was terrified. He thought, "The CEO knows I'm a failure! Maybe he will have me fired!"

When Jim got to the front, the CEO asked him what had happened to his seed - Jim told him the story.

The CEO asked everyone to sit down except Jim. He looked at Jim, and then announced to the young executives, "Behold your next Chief Executive Officer!

His name is Jim!" Jim couldn't believe it. Jim couldn't even grow his seed.

"How could he be the new CEO?" the others said.

Then the CEO said, "One year ago today, I gave everyone in this
room a seed.. I told you to take the seed, plant it, water it, and bring it back to me today. But I gave you all boiled seeds; they were dead - it was not possible for them to grow.

All of you, except Jim, have brought me trees and plants and flowers. When you found that the seed would not grow, you substituted another seed for the one I gave you. Jim was the only one with the courage and honesty to bring me a pot with my seed in it. Therefore, he is the one who will be the new
Chief Executive Officer!"

* If you plant honesty, you will reap trust

* If you plant goodness, you will reap friends

* If you plant humility, you will reap greatness

* If you plant perseverance, you will reap contentment

* If you plant consideration, you will reap perspective

* If you plant hard work, you will reap success

* If you
plant forgiveness, you will reap reconciliation

So, be careful what you plant now; it will determine what you will reap later.

Think about this for a minute....

If I happened to show up on your door step crying, would you care?

If I called you and asked you to pick me up because something happened, would you come?

If I had one day left to live my life, would you be part of that last day?



If I needed a shoulder to cry on, would you give me yours?

This is a test to see who your real
friends are or if you are just someone to talk to you
when they are bored.

Do you know what the relationship is between your two eyes?

They blink together,


they move together,
they cry together,


they see things together,

and they sleep together,
but they never see each other;

....that's what friendship is..

Your aspiration is your motivation, your

motivation is your belief,

your belief is your peace,

your peace is your target,

your target is heaven, and life is like hard core torture without it!

It's 'World Best Friends Week'

Who is your best friend?

Send this to all your good friends, even me, if I am one of them.

See how many you get back.

If you get more than 3 then you really are a lovable person...


'The gift of true friendship is that it takes us by the hand and reminds us we are not alone in the journey!

Rob

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11 years 1 week ago #380068 by NZ Appaloosas
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Oh my...this is a rather timely posting...I need to borrow this, rob, for a real-life situation.

Diane


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11 years 1 week ago #380069 by Ruth
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You mean most people who think they're smart enough to be CEOs are dumb enough to believe the person who gave them the seed won't notice they grew something other than the seed they were given? Yeah, right. [;)]

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11 years 1 week ago #380074 by Organix
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Ruth;373154 wrote: You mean most people who think they're smart enough to be CEOs are dumb enough to believe the person who gave them the seed won't notice they grew something other than the seed they were given? Yeah, right. [;)]

The world's financial system is in sh*t street largely due to CEOs. And when it hits the fan most are either full of excuses or nowhere to be seen. We live in interesting times :rolleyes:

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11 years 1 week ago #380075 by NZ Appaloosas
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For people who have no clue what I'm talking about, y'all are sooo on the mark it is frightening! LOL

Diane


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