Missed Opportunities Once there was a man who missed a great opportunity!
It seems that his friend took him for a ride one day -- way out in the country. They drove off the main road & drove through groves of trees -- to a large uninhabited expanse of land. A few horses were grazing -- & a couple of old shacks remained.
The friend -- Walter -- stopped the car -- got out -- & started to describe with great vividness the wonderful things he was going to build. Walter wanted his friend Arthur -- to buy some of the land surrounding his project -- in order to get in on the ground floor!
But Arthur thought to himself: -- “Who in the world is going to drive 25 miles for this crazy project?” The logistics of the venture were staggering!
Walter explained to his friend Arthur: -- “I can handle the main project myself -- but it will take all my money. -- However, the land bordering it -- where we are now standing -- will in just a couple of years --be jammed with hotels & restaurants & convention halls -- to accommodate the people who will come to spend their entire vacations here at my park.”
He continued: “I want you to have the first chance at this surrounding acreage -- because in the next five years -- it will increase in value 700 times.”
As Arthur later told the story: -- “What could I say? -- I knew he was wrong! -- I knew that he had let this dream get the best of his common sense -- so I mumbled something about a tight-money situation -- & promised that I would look into the whole thing a little later.” “Later on will be too late” -- Walter cautioned Arthur as they walked back to the car. -- “You’d better move on it right now!”
And so it was that Art Linkletter turned down the opportunity to buy up all the land that surrounded what was to become Disneyland.
I can really relate to this story as I'm sure you can. Who hasn't missed out on what we later found out was a great thing? Whether a deal on a car, a property, or a great sale on Black Friday -- you can't get in on everything, even when it's good!
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