raised ranch kitchen pole building home additions total remodeling wilmette general construction and remodeling harmony remodeling mchenry county .. Chicago Drug testing

How Close Is Your Fortune?

A farmer in Pennsylvania decided to sell his farm, but before he sold it, he wrote to his cousin in Canada, who collected coal, and asked for a job. In those days, coal oil, which dipped from running Canadian streams, where it was first discovered, was lucrative business.

The farmer, a sensible man, did not want to leave his farm without securing his livelihood so he wanted to make sure his cousin would hire him before he left. His cousin, however, was not enthusiastic about the proposal and wrote back to discourage the farmer, arguing that the farmer did not know anything about the coal oil business.

This blatant rejection did not discourage the farmer. He simply sat down and studied all about coal oil, studying it from the second day of creation. He read about how the world had once been covered with rich vegetation which eventually turned to coal beds, and when those rich coal beds were drained, they furnished coal oil. The coal oil worth pumping came up from living springs.

The farmer studied coal oil until he could almost see it and smell it.

When he believed he knew how to refine it, he wrote back to his cousin asking for a job again. He spelled out how he had painfully studied every aspect of the business. Reluctantly, his cousin invited him over.

The farm was sold well below market value as the farmer was eager to make his way to Canada to begin a new life of industry and prosperity.

The new owner decided that the first thing he needed to do was to see if the cattle had enough water. At the brook, behind the dilapidated barn, he found a black-stained plank that appeared to have been placed years ago to throw dark scum onto the bank. The plank separated off the clean, drinkable water from the scum-laden water.

He called in a geologist, who, after careful tests, declared that the scum was coal oil, worth an estimated hundred million dollars. The geologist estimated that the coal-oil that stained the plank was about twenty-three years old. The new owner laughed at the irony of the whole situation: although the old farmer had studied coal oil from the second day of creation, he had sold his own vast reservoir for a mere $833.

"If only the old farmer had the wisdom to notice the fortune in his own backyard," said the new owner to the geologist.

Resource Box

Saleem Rana got his Masters degree in psychotherapy from California Lutheran University. His articles on the internet have inspired over ten thousand people from around the world. Discover how to create a remarkable life

Copyright 2004 Saleem Rana. Please feel free to pass this article on to your friends, or use it in your ezine or newsletter. It's a shareware article.

In The News:

How To Prepare Yourself Mentally For Success

Okay, so you've finally made that big decision to start... Read More

How a Biscuit Taught Me a Priceless Lesson in Life

There are no two greater ironic comparisons than that of... Read More

A Little Equation that Creates Big Results

The purpose of man is in action not thought -... Read More

Facts About the Art of Influence

All of us could work on our skills in influencing... Read More

Patient Persistence Pays Off in a Big Way!

Energy and persistence conquer all things. - Benjamin FranklinThough Ben... Read More

Set Yourself Up For Success

I receive several emails every week asking me about how... Read More

Creative Destruction

This past Memorial Day weekend I decided to revisit my... Read More

Millionaire Mind - Secret Of The Millionaire Mind Revealed

Hey Future Millionaire,There's so much value in reading about the... Read More

Falling Up the Stairs

There have been a lot of really good movies made... Read More

Tools for Constructing the Road to Success

Too many times in the pursuit of our dreams, we... Read More

Manifesting Wealth

Many people talk or write about the science of success... Read More

Remembering What You Read - Nine Effective Strategies

Reading lots these days? Having trouble remembering and recalling? For... Read More

Nitty-Gritty Reasons

(excerpted from the book Seven Strategies for Wealth and Happiness)Wouldn't... Read More

Learning From Your Mistakes

Your ability to deal constructively and effectively with mistakes and... Read More

Success -Ten Winning Traits!

No surprise - winning traits are common among high achievers.Are... Read More

How To Reverse Engineer Your Success

The best and fastest way to learn how to make... Read More

The Story of Big Jim

The power went out. Again!I looked out my second story... Read More

For Meeting Planners: Organizing Your Office for Less Stress and More Profit

If you discovered your speaking career depended on how organized... Read More

Reach Your Goals - Friendly Competition

Friendly competition Get together with a group of like-minded friends... Read More

The Ancestral Cream

"I am the greatest warrior. I have fought with gods... Read More

Leave a Legacy

What do Sam Walton, Ray Kroc, Hilton, Marriot, Firestone, Elvis... Read More

Reach Your Goals - Give Back

Give back Once you've achieved success, use your skills, talents,... Read More

The Secret to Success in 2004 (or any year)

Do you want to achieve your most important goals in... Read More

What is Success?

A company entitled "Made for Success" begs the question: Just... Read More

The Fastest Way to Success

Your mind is the only tool that can create success... Read More

led bulbs & tubes led light bulbs for sale Pete's produce ..
led bulbs & tubes led light bulbs for sale Pete's produce ..