The Miracle Is Within You

World's most Inspirational Incidents, Quotes and Short stories.


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Success starting as failure

Some business success stories start big and get bigger. Here’s how some very successful companies and individuals performed in their first year in business:

In its first year, Coca-Cola sold 400 cokes. The apple microcomputer was turned down by both Hewlett Packard and Atari but had first-year sales of $2.5 million.

In his first year in the automobile business, Henry Ford went bankrupt. Two years later, his second company also failed. Dr. Seuss’s first children’s book was rejected by 23 publishers, the 24th publisher sold 6 million copies.


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Practice Humility

Many years ago, a rider came across some soldiers who were trying to move a heavy log without success. The corporal was standing by as the men struggled the rider asked the corporal why he wasn’t helping the corporal replied, “I am the corporal; I give orders.” The rider dismounted, went up to the soldiers and helped them to lift the log. With his help, the log got moved. The rider quietly mounted his horse and went to the corporal and said, “The next time your men need help send for the commander-in-chief.” After he left, the corporal and his men found out that the rider was George Washington.


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Dreams

There was a man in Korea who was keen to set up his own industry. He went to the bank and applied for a loan. He was refused. He returned and agin he was refused. He kept returning until he had come to that bank three hundred times! Finally, the bank manager despaired and called him in. He asked the man what he wanted a loan for. He said he wanted to set up an automobile plant. The manager asked him how could he consider setting up an automobile plant in Korea; he could not understand who would buy Korean cars. However, having seen the dedication of that man, he gave him a loan out of his own personal savings! That man was Mr. Choo, the founder of Daewoo Motors. (Today, the company is in financial trouble, but it had grown to be one of the largest automobile manufacturers in the world.)


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Why Me?

Arthur Ashe, the legendary Wimbledon player (the first black to win Wimbledon) was dying of AIDS. From which world over, he received letters from his fans, one of which conveyed, “Why does god have to select you for such a bad disease?” To this Arthur replied, “The world over 50 million children start playing tennis, 5 million learn to play tennis, 5,00,000 learn professional tennis, 50,000 come to circuit, 5000 reach the Grand Slam, 128 reach Wimbledon, 4 to semi-final, 2 to the finals. When i was holding the cup i never asked god “Why Me?” And today in pain, I should not be asking god “Why Me?”


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The power of vision.

 

The comedian, Jim Carrey, who starred in the hit movies ‘The Mask”, “Batman Forever”, “Liar Liar”, “Bruce Almighty” and many more. He understands the power of vision. During his struggle in the late 80’s, he dream t about becoming rich and famous. He wrote down his dreams and then he crystallized his dreams into vision with a daring creative step. He wrote himself a cheque of $ 10 million and post dates it to 31st December 1995. Amazingly, in late November of 1995, Carry was offered $ 10 million to star in a movie, “The Mask-2” and then he charged $ 20 million a movie in 1996.

 

So, always dream big dreams. The bigger are your dreams, the more excited and motivated you will be to achieve them.