A giant ship engine failed. The ship’s owners tried one expert after another, but none of them could figure but how to fix the engine.
Then they brought in an old man who had been fixing ships since he was a young.
He carried a large bag of tools with him, and when he arrived, he immediately went to work. He inspected the engine very carefully, top to bottom.
Two of the ship’s owners were there, watching this man, hoping he would know what to do.
After looking things over, the old man reached into his bag and pulled out a small hammer. He gently tapped something.
Instantly, the engine lurched into life. He carefully put his hammer away. The engine was fixed!
A week later, the owners received a bill from the old man for ten thousand dollars.
“What?!” the owners exclaimed. “He hardly did anything!”
So they wrote the old man a note saying, “Please send us an itemized bill.”
The man sent a bill that read:
Tapping with a hammer…… …… ……… $ 2.00
Knowing where to tap……… …… ……… $ 9,998.00
Effort is important, but knowing where to make an effort makes all the difference! Keep studying hard. Don’t give up!
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Really inspiring story
Mind bogglingly story
This is truly inspiring!! Great story
I love it☺ beautifully composed in short and meaningful story
I want to meet that old man
Good story . It highly inspired me
Really superb, very inspiring story. “Knowledge is power” today i have opened my eyes
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Its indeed a good story i have come to realise how powerful knowledge is in comparission with luck
Good story, it really inspired me.
Sorry for the request, but I need that old man’s number…
A great story. We should make effort on a thing if we have its knowledge.
Simple but profound. Knowing is information. Putting it to use, we get experience. That experience gives us knowledge. Good story.
I have come to realize how valuable knowledge is.:) Thanks for the story.
The old man is acticulative and gentle, he is not faster than his shadow.
Wow very good story, To Get Success You Need 2% Of Action If you Have 98% of Knowledge. Otherwise you are a labour.
I like that old man 🙂
Great! But nobody pays us for knowledge we posses but only for hours we spent 😉
The story is very simple but it gives a lot of meaning to me…
The old man knew his worth. It is necessary to know who u are, what u can do and what is ur goal.
It’s amusing as well as inspiring! Learning is really an on-going process from womb to tomb.
Very nice story.
The old man is very wise and a great teacher it is a lesson we all should follow to keep on learning.
Definitely, working hard without knowledge is a useless effort.
Acting wise and smart makes one recognizable by all for their knowledge.
Yeah really true! Effort is useless unless you know how/what to do.. wisdom is the most needed to humankind for without this we can’t fix problem that is very easy…
I have learned a great lesson. Thank you.
Very nice story, experience is a must.
success = effort + knowledge
Effort is always important.
I love the story very much. I have come to realize how valuable knowledge is.:) Thanks for the story.
Really a good story which can prove that knowledge is power:) Thank you so much indeed for the story with valuable lesson:)
Really inspiring lesson.
Gud one there, I like the oldman itemizing.