Learn and Earn

by Stephen on September 20, 2008 · 75 comments

in Life

Chuan and Jing joined a wholesale company together just after graduation. Both worked very hard.

After several years, the boss promoted Jing to sales executive but Chuan remained a sales rep. One day Chuan could not take it anymore, tender resignation to the boss and complained the boss did not value hard working staff, but only promoted those who flattered him.

The boss knew that Chuan worked very hard for the years, but in order to help Chuan realize the difference between him and Jing, the boss asked Chuan to do the following. Go and find out anyone selling water melon in the market? Chuan returned and said yes. The boss asked how much per kg? Chuan went back to the market to ask and returned to inform boss the $12 per kg.

Boss told Chuan, I will ask Jing the same question? Jing went, returned and said, boss, only one person selling water melon. $12 per kg, $100 for 10 kg, he has inventory of 340 melons. On the table 58 melons, every melon weighs about 15 kg, bought from the South two days ago, they are fresh and red, good quality.

Chuan was very impressed and realized the difference between himself and Jing. He decided not to resign but to learn from Jing.

My dear friends, a more successful person is more observant, think more and understand in depth. For the same matter, a more successful person sees several years ahead, while you see only tomorrow. The difference between a year and a day is 365 times, how could you win?

Think! how far have you seen ahead in your life? How thoughtful in depth are you?

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{ 50 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Bubbles December 29, 2009 at 8:01 pm

I like it. šŸ™‚

2 Smily February 12, 2010 at 3:19 am

Wonderful one.

3 Sara Anjum April 27, 2010 at 7:18 am

It is the way how you represent the thing……… rewards comes automatically. I like it.

4 Yasasvi August 15, 2010 at 1:30 am

It was nice story, I learned a lot from it.

5 Nafis August 19, 2010 at 4:05 pm

Aside for jealousy and competition. True ignorance is dangerous.

6 Veena December 27, 2010 at 6:31 am

Very good………….. really inspiring

7 pranati April 6, 2011 at 4:35 am

Its a lesson everyone should learn in life.

8 shoaib April 30, 2011 at 8:54 pm

its very good story for our life.

9 Nabin June 10, 2011 at 7:07 am

True! Very True!

10 Hemanshi June 19, 2011 at 6:04 am

Very cool…!!!

11 Umrao Choudhary August 2, 2011 at 4:02 am

very good story

12 Lebo August 6, 2011 at 2:57 pm

Interesting story and very inspiring. What I like the most is that it’s straight to the point.

13 Priyanka Kumari September 9, 2011 at 3:40 am


14 Basorun Gbenga October 5, 2011 at 8:11 am

Correct!!! Highly motivating

15 Mezabo October 16, 2011 at 10:03 am

You spoke to me

16 gundu October 18, 2011 at 10:56 am

awesome ……………………….very inspirational

17 Moin December 28, 2011 at 7:43 am

Superb!!!! inspires to be more authentic.

18 RISHABH MISHRA January 10, 2012 at 9:40 am

Very nice story šŸ™‚

19 Shriya January 11, 2012 at 7:06 am

It’s a good story. I inspire from it.

20 Tejinder Dutt Fhulara. February 11, 2012 at 10:59 am

Good, i give 10 out of 10.

21 Arya Banerjee February 14, 2012 at 11:28 am

Its really nice…. There is something to learn…..

22 Bebekoh March 19, 2012 at 1:07 am

At least Chuan learned his lesson and accepted his ignorance. What if he didn’t and say nasty things behind their backs instead?

23 Stanley Mark March 20, 2012 at 12:51 am

I love this. I really love this!

This will help my fellow work mates who are like Chuan.


24 Preeti April 4, 2012 at 3:24 am

Really Good, instead to give up, we should learn, how to work.

25 Rajkishore April 7, 2012 at 11:15 am

Worth to study… It shows how much you know about yourself…

26 Kundan singh April 18, 2012 at 4:36 pm

I realise the difference. Thanx for this wonderful thought….

27 Sakshi April 30, 2012 at 7:57 am

Good 1 šŸ™‚ this is amazing…

28 Nora May 6, 2012 at 10:21 am

Was really inspired. Thanks.

29 Anilkumar May 25, 2012 at 3:39 am

It was a really inspiring story.

30 Girish L June 4, 2012 at 5:33 am

It’s very good and we should go in the deep and depth what we do especaily in the work.

Very Very thanks to remind this and very very inspirational quotes.

31 Onkar June 16, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Really nice story. This story also improving observation skill.

32 Geoffrey Byamukama June 21, 2012 at 1:15 pm

This is so educative. I like it so much.

33 Chiboy June 22, 2012 at 3:43 pm

Yes, we should read between the lines

34 Sumit Kumar July 4, 2012 at 5:18 am

Very nice story

35 Pinku July 10, 2012 at 1:53 am

This is not true all the time…

36 Maaroof August 4, 2012 at 9:09 am

This is very good story for me

37 Sanket August 12, 2012 at 10:34 am

Really true.. I like it..

38 Davideo September 5, 2012 at 1:20 am

Hm!! Thank you.. This warns us that we must look at things broadly.

39 G.Pranay September 20, 2012 at 1:22 am

Extraordinary useful story.

40 Pallavi October 8, 2012 at 3:43 pm

Inspiring story.

41 Hassain October 13, 2012 at 3:07 am

It’s is very useful for hard-worker!!!!!!!

42 Raj November 2, 2012 at 6:33 pm

A revealing and illustrative story.

43 Maryam November 4, 2012 at 9:11 am

A not smart person just skim a book while a clever one studies its cover to cover. For more succes, use your eyes, analyze the situation then act in the best possible way.

44 Jayson November 15, 2012 at 10:20 am

Thank you, I’ve learned something important in life this day.. I do know now that even a hardworking man (like me) is not progressing if he’s not being enough smart..

I love it!

45 Mensah December 4, 2012 at 1:07 pm

I have learned that it pays to go the extra mile in everything we do. Thank you for sharing.

46 Charm ā™„ December 26, 2012 at 10:04 pm

It is a nice way for someone to realise their difference without offending him and to understand the reason why someones decision.

47 Sanjeev Sharma January 9, 2013 at 11:56 pm

We should think big and ahead.

48 Elaine January 19, 2013 at 2:29 am

This story is admirable for those guys who is always unsatisfied with their promotion and increment. They need to learn way to do the work very smartly.

49 Srithika February 8, 2013 at 5:55 pm

It’s a very interesting story…………..I like it very much……

50 Bennie Mcnhungo February 21, 2013 at 7:13 am

I think we should try to learn more about things.

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