Jan 022010

A friend of mine shared this insightful story on how one can create success by having others win!

There was a farmer who grew superior quality, award-winning corn in his farm. Each year, he entered his corn in the state fair where it won honours and Prizes.

One year a newspaper reporter interviewed him and learned something interesting about how he grew his corn. The reporter discovered that the farmer shared his seed corn with his neighbours.

“How can you afford to share your best seed corn with your neighbours when they are entering corn in competition with yours each year?” The reporter asked. “Why bother?”

” The farmer replied, “Didn’t you know? The wind picks up pollen grains from the ripening corn and swirls it from field to field. If my neighbours grow inferior, sub-standard and poor quality corn, cross-pollination will steadily degrade the quality of my corn. If I have to grow good corn, I must help my neighbours to grow good corns.”

The farmer gave a superb insight into the connectedness of life. His corn cannot improve unless his neighbour’s corn also improves. So it is in the other dimensions and areas of life!

Those who choose to be in harmony must help their neighbours and colleagues to be at peace. Those who choose to live well must help others live well. The value of a life is measured by the lives it touches…

Success does not happen in isolation; it is most often a participatory and collective process. So share the good practices, ideas and new knowledge with your family, friends, team members and neighbours and all.

Now that you know why “Success breeds Success”, what are you committed to creating and/or causing?  What specific action steps are you committed to take in your family, organization, neighbourhood, community so that we have a better place to live in?

HappY NeW YeaR 2010!!!

  10 Responses to “Success breeds success”

  1. Love the story

  2. Juara my buddy…

    I am sure this story must make you go “Ah hah”… something that you have experienced in many areas of your life.

    Have a great new year. Love and care,

  3. meaningful story … share and grow together…

  4. Good one, bro 🙂 Happy New Year!

  5. Life is about touches people and leaving memories behind. Is very touching and let us start spreading peace from our heart from our home first and out to others. Happy New Year
    Cheers Christina

  6. Happy New Year Risha….

    This years gonna be BIG… and GOOD for you I am sure….
    Completing college, getting a job, wedding bells….. Oppss…did I say too much?

    Enjoy every moment.

    Love and care,

  7. Hello Azura

    Cepat sangat ye…tak sangka dah 2010.

    Have a great year ahead,
    Love and care,

  8. Dear Christina

    Pretty soon we will be celebrating Chinese New Year…wow !!! so fast ah!

    Have a fantastic year ahead,

  9. Huhuuuuu….. ;)))

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