Separating The Successful From The Average | INC

This is a great story, well told and seen time and time again throughout life and the work place. Those that do and those that do not. 

 

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certain farmer had become old and ready to pass his farm down to one of his two sons. When he brought his sons together to speak about it, he told them: The farm will go to the younger son.

The older son was furious! “What are you talking about?!” he fumed.

The father sat patiently, thinking.

“Okay,” the father said, “I need you to do something for me. We need more stocks. Will you go to Cibi’s farm and see if he has any cows for sale?”

The older son shortly returned and reported, “Father, Cibi has 6 cows for sale.”

The father graciously thanked the older son for his work. He then turned to the younger son and said, “I need you to do something for me. We need more stocks. Will you go to Cibi’s farm and see if he has any cows for sale?”

The younger son did as he was asked. A short while later, he returned and reported, “Father, Cibi has 6 cows for sale. Each cow will cost 2,000 rupees. If we are thinking about buying more than 6 cows, Cibi said he would be willing to reduce the price 100 rupees. Cibi also said they are getting special jersey cows next week if we aren’t in a hurry, it may be good to wait. However, if we need the cows urgently, Cibi said he could deliver the cows tomorrow.”

The father graciously thanked the younger son for his work. He then turned to the older son and said, “That’s why your younger brother is getting the farm.”

Read the whole article at the jump on inc.com to see what often happens in the work place every day. Some employees don’t need to be told what to do or how to do it. they figure it out. They look around, they learn, they use their initiative and move the company forward. Others are full of excuses. Reasons why they can’t do something or why someone else is holding them back, or worst of all, need to be given explicit detailed instructions on what to do, when to do it and how to do it. The latter can be soul destroying. 

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Source: A Behavior That Can Separate The Successful People From The Average People

Original story:  Contributor, Inc.com

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