A poor, hungry young man sat moping on a bridge, watching a group of fishermen. Looking into a basket and seeing a bunch of fish nearby, the young man said, "Boy, if I had a mess of fish like that, I'd be in good shape. I'd sell them and buy some clothes and something to eat."
"I'll give you that many fish if you do a small favour for me," a fisherman replied.
"Tend this line for me awhile. I've got some errands to do up the street," said the older man.
The young man gladly accepted the offer. As he tended the man's pole, the fish were really biting and he reeled in one fish after another. It was not long before he was smiling, enjoying the activity.
When the older man returned, he said, "I want to give you the fish I promised so, here, take all the fish you caught. But I also want to give you a piece of advice. The next time you're in need, don't waste time daydreaming and wishing for what could be. Get busy,cast the line yourself and make something happen."
I received this story in a business email. It contains good advice about taking action to achieve what we need and want to see in our lives.