The Success’ Secret

During a meeting of top salespeople from around the country,
the ‘big cheese’ himself, a man who’d consistently had the highest
sales figures for the last 20 years, and who earned more money
than even the owner of his company, got up to speak.

“I am now going to reveal the secret of my success,” he said.
“I wrote it down on a piece of paper and I put it in this envelope.
But success must be earned. So I’m going to sell the envelope to
the highest bidder. You have my word that it contains what I said
– the Secret of my Success, not only as a salesman, but also
in life.”

The bidding started slowly… $5, then $10, then $50, $100,
$130, $150, $200. Finally one of his colleagues bought the envelope
for $1000. The happy buyer took the envelope and kept it to
himself until he got home that night. Only then did he open it
to learn THE SECRET OF SUCCESS.

What do you think was written on the piece of paper?

Think about it. Make a mental note of whatever comes to mind
before reading the answer. Because I am going to tell you what it
was later in this e-mail. And in my opinion what was written on
that piece of paper is worth much more than $1000.

The winner of the auction tore open the envelope, unfolded
the piece of paper and read the following hand-written words:

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THE SUCCESS’ SECRET IS… TO ASK.

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“Action does not always lead to happiness, but there is no
happiness without action.”
Benjamin Disraeli

“Better do things yourself than hope they will be done.”
Scottish Proverb