A hungry, tired, and empty-handed disciple turns to a monk for help.
After carefully listening to the pain of his disciple, the monk hands him over a shining object.
“This alone shall solve all of your problems provided you reach out to the right person.” says the monk.
The disciple leaves the place in amusement. After a while, he meets a farmer and shows him the precious stone.
He says “I am hungry, tired and empty-handed. It would be kind if you can buy this shining object from me.”
The farmer looks at the shining object and says, “It is none of my use but since you need to feed yourself, I can give you the grains equal to the weight of this object.”
The disciple remembers the words of the monk and leaves the place without making the deal.
After some travel, he meets a grocery merchant. He approaches him, “I am hungry, tired and empty-handed. Would you be able to buy this shining object and in exchange give me necessary things.”
The merchant looks at the shining object and thinks it can help him measure the goods faster. “I can give you sugar equivalent to the weight of the shining object.”
The disciple reminds himself about the statement of the monk and moves ahead.
He travels further to reach out to a small town. He sees a jewelry shopkeeper who’ve in display many similar shining objects. He goes near the shopkeeper, “I am hungry, tired and empty-handed. Would you be able to buy this shining object and in exchange give me some cash.”
The shopkeeper looks at it. He thinks that he can use it to make more pieces of jewelry and earn more money. says, “I will give you Rs. 10,000/- in exchange for the precious stone.”
The disciple continues his search for the right buyer. After a while, he finds a large diamond shop. He approaches the shop owner, “I am hungry, tired and empty-handed. Would you be able to buy this shining object and in exchange give me necessary things.”
The diamond merchant evaluates the shining object. He gets surprised knowing that it is a precious Kohinoor stone for which he doesn’t have the capacity to buy.
He offers a solution, “Gentleman, you are so lucky to own this precious Kohinoor stone. I don’t think I have the money to buy it. However, I can offer you a partnership. We can make high-quality diamond pieces of jewelry from it and sell to people. From our earning, we can expand our business further to become rich and famous.”
The disciple agreed to firm up the partnership and over the period became rich and famous.
Whether you are in the job or business, you need to connect and network with the right kind of people who discovers your true value. Then only you can leverage your real potential and achieve your goals.