A Lesson Learned From Scrooge McDuck
While sending welcome messages to newly joined members here in Wealthy Affiliate, I noticed a few whose backgrounds are like they're emerging from a setback.
Some, just lost their jobs... while others, a business that failed. They joined us here to try something new, or hopefully to regain what they've lost.
Whether you're that person, or haven't experienced setbacks yet with your life, I'd like to share something that will inspire you...
Are you familiar with this comic book?
Uncle Scrooge was fabulously wealthy...
He was pictured as someone sitting in the middle of his billions of dollars, bathing in it, throwing money in the air. Yet then he experienced setbacks that resulted to his losing everything.
He was eventually homeless, his clothes in tatters, and there's a hole in his hat. Worthless, he wandered along the street, penniless.
As he was walking, he stumbled upon a nickel. He reached down and picked it up.
Continuing along, he saw some kids fishing. They had caught a number of fish, so he offered them the nickel he found in exchange for the fish.
He continued down the street to the restaurant where he sold the fish for several dollars.
Then, he used the dollars to buy a scooter.
Then, he saw a man whose car has broken down.
The story continued with one trade after another until Scrooge McDuck has all is wealth back.
Moral Of The Story
Uncle Scrooge failed miserably, but it did not shake his confidence in the process of making money. He knew he would make it back.
If you find yourself in the same position, don't give up. Adopt the winning attitude, and do not let failure get hold of you.
Illustrated in this story, is the characteristics of the true wealthy that we should emulate.