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Reap What you Sow and Become CEO- Jokes Sent to Andy

A good story about being honest and a man becoming the CEO of a company.

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

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
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

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
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
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

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

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

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
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
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
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
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

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...

Save the Earth.... it's the  only planet with chocolate!!!!

Sat, 5 Feb 2011 08:43:30

Reap What you Sow and Become CEO- Jokes Sent to Andy

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