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A Lesson In Integrity
« on: April 16, 2017, 05:08:53 AM »
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  • OM SAI RAM!!!

    A Lesson In Integrity

    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 Ram, 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.

    Ram 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 Ram didn’t have
    a plant and he felt like a failure.

    Six months went by — still nothing in Ram’s pot. He just knew he had
    killed his seed. Everyone else had trees and tall plants, but he had nothing.
    Ram 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.

    Ram told his wife that he wasn’t going to take an empty pot.
    But she asked him to be honest about what happened.  Ram 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 Ram arrived, he was amazed at the variety of plants grown by the
    other executives. They were beautiful — in all shapes and sizes. Ram 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.

    Ram 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 Ram at the back of the room with his empty pot.
    He ordered the Financial Director to bring him to the front. Ram was terrified.
    He thought, “The CEO knows I’m a failure! Maybe he will have me fired!”

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

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

    His name is Ram !” Ram couldn’t believe it.
    Ram 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 Ram, 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. Ram 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
    * If you plant faith in God, you will reap a harvest

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

    “Whatever You Give To Life, Life Gives You Back”

    LOVE & LIGHT !!!

    « Last Edit: April 16, 2017, 06:08:03 AM by ShAivI »

    JAI SAI RAM !!!


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