Live Your Dreams Today

The Fisherman‘s Teaching. Author Unknown

 
Once upon a time, a fisherman was sitting near the seashore, under the shadow of a tree smoking his beedi. Suddenly, a rich businessman passing by approached him and inquired why he was sitting under a tree smoking and not working. To this, the fisherman replied that he had caught enough fish for the day.
Hearing his blase reply, the rich man got angry and said: Why don’t you catch more fish instead of sitting in the shadow wasting your time? A verbal exchange ensued
Fisherman asked: What would I do by catching more fish?
Businessman: You could catch more fish, sell them and earn more money, and buy a bigger boat.
Fisherman: What would I do then?
Businessman: You could go fishing in deep waters and catch even more fish and earn even more money.
Fisherman: What would I do then?
Businessman: You could buy many boats and employ many people to work for you and earn even more money.
Fisherman: What would I do then?
Businessman: You could become a rich businessman like me.
Fisherman: What would I do then?
Businessman: You could then enjoy your life peacefully.
Fisherman: What do you think I’m doing right now?
Businessman: ….. SILENCE……

I think that all too often we get caught up in the big stuff and miss the small stuff. Living your dream doesn’t have to be hard. It doesn’t have to require great sacrifice or hard work or years of paying your dues. When you truly know what makes you happy and fulfills you, you can begin living your dream today.

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About Sheri Bennefeld

Vacation or Workation - it's all the same when you seek the extraordinary in each moment.
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One Response to Live Your Dreams Today

  1. Olivia says:

    Ah! I actually loved this; truly a great reminder to live your life how you want to now instead of waiting for tomorrow. 🙂

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