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People pay for solutions.

I learnt that recently. The bigger the problem, the bigger the reward for the solution. But of course, you need to gain experience is problem-solving in order to master big ones. After all, experience is the best teacher.

I came across this story that pretty much shows the value of experience.

A giant ship engine failed.
The ship owners tried one expert after another, but none of them could figure out how to fix the engine.
Then they brought in an old man who had been fixing ships since he was young man.

He arrived carrying a big bag of tools with him, and got to work immediately.
He inspected the engine very carefully, top to bottom.
Two of the ship owners were there, watching the 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, and instantly, the engine lurched into life.
Then, he carefully put his hammer away.
The engine was fixed!

A week later, the owners of the ship received a bill from the old man for ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00).
“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

Moral of the Story
Effort is important, but knowing where to make an effort in your life makes all the difference.
Life doesn’t change in ONE MINUTE, but taking a decision after thinking ONE MINUTE can change your whole life.

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