A Great story that we keep close to our hearts. It will help bring you back to earth when needed.
A tourist was at the pier of a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked.
Inside the small boat were several large yellowfin tuna. The tourist
complimented the Mexican on the quality of his fish and asked how long
it took to catch them.
The Mexican replied, "Only a little while."
The tourist then asked, "Why didn't you stay out longer and catch more fish?"
The Mexican said, "With this I have more than enough to support my family's needs."
The tourist then asked, "But what do you do with the rest of your time?"
The Mexican fisherman said, "I sleep late, fish a little, play with my
children, take siesta with my wife, Maria, stroll into the village each
evening where I sip wine and play guitar with my amigos, I have a full
and busy life."
The tourist scoffed, " I can help you. You should spend more time
fishing; and with the proceeds, buy a bigger boat: With the proceeds
from the bigger boat you could buy several boats. Eventually you would
have a fleet of fishing boats! Instead of selling your catch to a
middleman you would sell directly to the processor; eventually opening
your own cannery. You would control the product, processing and
distribution. You could leave this small coastal fishing village and
move to Mexico City, then Los Angeles and eventually New York where you
could run your ever-expanding enterprise."
The Mexican fisherman asked, "But, how long will this all take?"
The tourist replied, "15 to 20 years."
"But what then?" asked the Mexican.
The tourist laughed and said, "That's the best part. When the time is
right you would sell your company stock to the public and become very
rich, you would make millions."
The tourist said, "Then you would retire. Move to a small coastal
fishing village where you would sleep late, fish a little, play with
your kids, take siesta with your wife, stroll to the village in the
evenings where you could sip wine and play your guitar with your
Life is a journey, not a destination. Remember to enjoy yourself along the way. The author is unknown.