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A Lifetime of Walking a Good Path

There were two Spaniards, one named Blanco and one named Ortega. Although they are the same age and neighbors, but their families are very different.

By BobbyPublished 7 months ago 3 min read
A Lifetime of Walking a Good Path
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  There were two Spaniards, one named Blanco and one named Ortega. Although they are the same age and neighbors, but their families are very different. Blanco's father was a rich businessman, living in a villa, and driving luxury cars. Ortega's father was a street vendor, living in a shack and walking.

  If you want to be a lawyer, I will let my lawyer teach you to be good, he is a famous barrister; if you want to be a doctor, I will let my doctor teach you medicine, he is the most skilled doctor here; if you want to be an actor, I will send you, I will send you to the best art school to study, find the best writers and directors to give you tailor-made roles, always let you be the lead; if you want to be a businessman, then I will teach you how to do business, you know, your father is not a small businessman, but a big businessman, as long as you are willing to learn, I will pass on all my business experience to you!

  Ortega's father always said to his son: "Son, because of Dad's limited ability, the family is not good, can not give you too much help, so I can teach you how to set up a stall in addition, can not teach you anything else. You can go with me to learn to set up a stall, the other is to think is in vain ah!"

  Both children firmly remembered their father's words. Blanco first applied for a lawyer, and before he had studied for a few days, he felt that the work of a lawyer was too monotonous and simply did not suit his character. He thought, anyway, there are other things to do, so he went on to study medicine. Because he had to deal with those patients every day, the most important thing is to be patient, and before long, he felt that the profession of doctor did not seem to suit him. So, he thought, it must be the most fun to be an actor, but soon he realized that it was too hard to be an actor. Finally, he had to learn the business from his father, but, at that time, his father's company went bankrupt because of the financial crisis.

  In the end, Blanco had nothing to show for it.

  Ortega with his father for a few days after the stall, and then cried and refused to go, because the stall was in the sun and rain, but also often by the eyes of people. However, the thought that in addition to the stall, there is nothing else to do, he set out with his father again. However, not yet dry for a few days, he could not stand it again and refused to go noisy. Because there is nothing to do, soon, he followed his father again and set out.

  Slowly, surprisingly, he found out from the stall, that to get rid of the stall work forever, you have to be serious to set up the stall. As a result, a few years later, he finally owned his boutique. 30 years later, he owned his clothing group. Today, with a total of 3,691 branded stores in 68 countries, the group is the second largest ready-to-wear retailer in the world. With $25 billion in personal assets, Amancio Ortega is ranked 9th on Forbes' 2010 list of the world's richest people.

  The more choices one has, the better because one can't make up one's mind and stick to it. On the contrary, those who do not have a choice eventually achieve success.


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