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STORY: The New Bank President And The Words Of Wisdom From His Predecessor

If you’ve made some bad choices recently, then this story about a new bank president who met with his predecessor will really encourage you…

story of bank president and his predecessor

The new bank president asked his predecessor, “I’d like to know what have been the keys to your success.”

The older man looked at him and replied, “Young man, I can sum it up in two words: Good decisions.”

To that the young man was so thankful for the older experienced man’s advice, so he said, “Thanks so much for that advice, sir, but how does one come to know which are the good decisions?

The predecessor gave a quick reply and said, “One word, young man: experience.”

“That’s all well and good,” said the younger man, “but how does a person get experience?”

“Two words,” said the older man. “Bad decisions.”


Don’t be too hard on yourself over any bad decisions you’ve made.

Instead make sure to learn from them and use them to make better choices today and in the future.



Photo by Omar Omar

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