Success is failure turned inside out.

By Admin on 10-11-2015

A city boy, Raj, moved to the village and bought a donkey from an old farmer for $1000. The farmer agreed to deliver the donkey the next day. The next day the farmer drove up and said,“Sorry Rajji, but I have some bad news, the donkey died while I was bringing him here.”Raj replied: “Well then, just give me my money back.” The farmer said: “Can’t do that. I went and spent it already.”Raj said: “OK then, just unload the donkey.” The farmer asked: “What you are going to do with him?”Raj: “I’m going to raffle him off.” (Note: To raffle is like lottery – draw lot to a group of people each paying the same amount for a ticket and there is a big prize for the people who win.)Farmer: “You can’t raffle off a dead donkey!”  Raj: “Sure I can. Watch me. I just won’t tell anybody he’s dead.”A month later the farmer met up with Raj and asked, “What happened with that dead donkey?”  Raj: “I raffled him off. I sold 500 tickets at $. 10 each and made a profit of $ 4990 with the donkey worth $. 1000 as the prize.Farmer: “Didn’t anyone complain?”Raj: “Just the guy who won. So I gave him back his $ 10.”No situation is so bad that it cannot be turned around. You need to just think hard. So look at your glass always as half full (positive attitude ) rather then half empty. Do not lose hope……….

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