Its just the way you look at things and reading between lines, that matters.Most of us fail to do this.We have an idea, even in the most trivial things we come across daily. Not every one, but a person with an always ‘present mind‘ and with a ‘specific goal’ ,can get it and make the most of it.This is one such story my friends…
Edward Bok hails from Holland, who as a boy was imbued with the idea that one day he would runa a magazine.Once he saw a man open a package of cigarettes, who took a slip of paper from it and later dropped the paper on the floor.Bok picked up the scrap of paper. That paper has a picture of a famous actress with a tag below saying this was one of a series and the cigarette buyer was asked to collect the complete set of pictures.Bok noticed that the other side of the paper was perfectly blank.
He reasoned that the value of the picture would be greatly enhanced if the blank side were devoted to a brief biography of the person pictured.He explained the same to the manager of the lithograph firm which printed the enclosure . The manager promptly offered to give 10$ each if Bok would write a 100 word biography of 100 famous Americans.
This way Bok got his first literary assignment.The demand for his short biographies became so great that he needed help! So he offered his brother 5 $ each if he would help him [:)]. And later , Bok had 5 journalists busy turning out biographies for the lithograph preses.Edward Bok- He was the editor!!
► Its that Bok’s mind which had specific goal, sensed the opportunity.
That’s how it goes pals…just BE AWAKE …OPEN MINDED…and above all…with an ALWAYS PRESENT MIND.