The Miracle Is Within You

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

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A school psychologist was giving an intelligence test to a group of 8-year-olds. He took a map of the world from a “National Geographic,” tore it up into tiny pieces and handed the fragments to one of the boys.

The lad pondered the pieces intently for a few minutes, then quickly assembled the map without a flaw.

“Wonderful!” exclaimed the psychologist. “How did you do it so fast and so well?”, He inquired of the smiling eight-year-old.

“Well,” replied the boy, “There was a big picture of a man on the other side. If you get that man straightened out, world will come out all right.”



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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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English Cars

An expensive Texan explaining the size of his ranch to his English host, “My property is so large that I can get up early in the morning, take my car and start driving around the property and by sunset I’m not back home yet.”

“I understand perfectly well, “I said the Britisher.” “I have a car like that too.”