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Japanese grocery stores had
a problem. They are much smaller than shops in the USA and therefore
don't have room to waste. Watermelons, big and round, wasted a lot of
space. Most people would simply tell the grocery stores that watermelons
grow round and there is nothing that can be done about it.
That is how majority of people would respond. But some Japanese farmers
took a different approach. If the supermarkets wanted a square
watermelon, they asked themselves, 'How can we provide one?' It wasn't
long before they invented the square watermelon.
The solution to the problem of round watermelons was solved as the
farmers did not assume it was impossible and simply asked how it could
be done. They found out that if you put the watermelon in a square box
when they are growing, the watermelon will take on the shape of the box
and grow into a square fruit.
This made the grocery stores happy and had the added benefit that it was
much easier and cost effective to ship the watermelons. Consumers also
loved them because they took less space in their refrigerators which are
much smaller than those in the USA meaning that the growers could charge
a premium price for them.
What does this have to do with anything in life or at your job? There
are a few lessons that you can take away from this story which help you:
Impossibilities Often Aren't:
If you begin with the notion that something is impossible, then it
obviously will be for you. If, on the other hand, you decide to see if
something is possible or not, you will find out through trial and error.
Take away the lessons from the square watermelons and apply them to all
areas in your life (work, finances, relationships, etc) and you will
find that by consistently applying them, you will constantly be
improving all aspects of your life.
I am sure we can bring about change if we really want to.
are 3 frogs on a leaf. If one of them decided
off the leaf into the water, how many frogs are there left on the leaf?
the frog only DECIDED to jump! It didn't!
over this, my friends.
not unlike the frog; who decides to do this, decides to do that, but
ended up not doing any? In life, we have to make many decisions.
easy; some hard.
mistakes are not made by wrong decisions
mistakes ARE made due to indecisions
to live with the consequences of our decisions
that is RISK.
Inspiring articles by Dr.Ramesh Kamth