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He Asked. Boy, Did He Ask! First He Asked Me for a Chance, Then He Asked Nearly All the People He Came Across If They Wanted to Buy a Telephone System from Him. and His Asking Paid Off. as He Likes to Put It, “Even a Blind Hog Finds an Acorn Every Once in a While. - English

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He asked. Boy, did he ask! First he asked me for a chance, then he asked nearly all the people he came across if they wanted to buy a telephone system from him. And his asking paid off. As he likes to put it, “Even a blind hog finds an acorn every once in a while.” That simply means that if you ask enough, eventually someone will say ‘yes’.

He cared. He cared about me and his customers. He discovered that when he cared more about taking care of his customers than he cared about taking care of himself, it wasn’t long before he didn’t have to worry about taking care of himself.
Most of all, Cowboy started every day as a winner! He hit the front door expecting something good to happen. He believed that things were going to go his way regardless of what happened. He had no expectation of failure, only an expectation of success. And I’ve found that when you expect success and take action on that expectation, you almost always get success.
Cowboy has made millions of dollars. He has also lost it all, only to get it all back again. In his life as in mine, it has been that once you know and practice the principles of success, they will work for you again and again.
He can also be an inspiration to you. He is proof that it’s not environment or education or technical skills and ability that make you success. He proves that it takes more: it takes the principles we so often overlook or take for granted. These are the principles of that Ya Gotta’s for success.

Question:
(1) What was the cowboy’s motto?
(2) What did the cowboy learn after he lost millions of dollars?
(3) Why did the cowboy firmly believe that asking would pay off?
(4) When you expect success and take action on that expectation you almost always succeed. [Name the part of speech of the underlined words]
(5)
(a) He cared about me and his customers. [Rewrite using ‘not only ……………….but also’’]
(b) Cowboy has made millions of dollars [Add a question tag]

(6) In what way is the cowboy a source of inspiration for you?

 

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Solution

(1) The Cowboy believed that things were going his way regardless of what happened. He had no expectation of failure, only success. This was his motto.
(2) After having lost and regained millions of dollars, Cowboy learnt that if you know and practise the principles of success, they will work for you time and again.
(3) Cowboy believed that if you asked enough, eventually someone will say “Yes.”
(4) expect: verb, success: noun, expectation: noun, succeed: verb
(5) (a) He cares not only about me but also about the others.
     (b) Cowboy has made millions of dollars, hasn’t he?
(6) Cowboy is a source of inspiration for me because he is proof that environment, education or technical abilities are not the factors that make one a success. It is the principles that we often overlook or take for granted that help us succeed.

Concept: Reading Skill (Textual)
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