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A giant ship engine failed. The ship's owners tried one expert after another, but none of them could figure but how to fix the engine.

Then they brought in an old man who had been fixing ships since he was a young. He carried a large bag of tools with him, and when he arrived, he immediately went to work. He inspected the engine very carefully, top to bottom.

Two of the ship's owners were there, watching this man, hoping he would know what to do. After looking things over, the old man reached into his bag and pulled out a small hammer. He gently tapped something. Instantly, the engine lurched into life. He carefully put his hammer away.

The engine was fixed! A week later, the owners received a bill from the old man for ten thousand dollars.

"What?!" the owners exclaimed. "He hardly did anything!"

So they wrote the old man a note saying, "Please send us an itemized bill."

The man sent a bill that read:

Tapping with a hammer....................... $ 2.00

Knowing where to tap.......................... $ 9,998.00

Effort is important, but knowing where to make an effort in your life makes all the difference.

Have a nice day
22nd May 2007 From Oman, Muscat
Hi A very good story. Effort is very important, But the effort should be in a right way. This story makes understand that how to be a person effort should be done. Regards KavithaViswarao
22nd May 2007 From India, Madras
Hi,, This is very good eyeopener. Keep posting such motivational articles/ stories. Sashmita :)
23rd May 2007 From India, Delhi
Hi Dude! Its really good. Yes we should realize that right effort at the right time will give a positive result. Regards, Kalyan.
23rd May 2007 From India, Bangalore
HI very nice story He has done the work very smartly Life is also same..... we will be having different ways so in correct time and in right way we have work smartly thnx keep sending
23rd May 2007 From India, Bangalore
Hi, Great Story! I had originally read this in an NLP book in its introduction..I guess it was Frogs into Princes. Nice story! Makes you look at using "common sense". Best Wishes Nad
23rd May 2007 From India, Mumbai
Hi That was really a good one, I would like to know some process in Sacking employee on absentism grounds. Can anyone help me with some flow chart :) Sanyu
24th May 2007 From India, Mumbai
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