Let me tell you a little story about my trip to Israel...
There was a very successful businessman walking along the pier in Bethsaida. Bethsaida is a small coastal town with not much else going on. The business man saw a young fisherman in a small boat sailing towards shore. Inside the small boat were several large yellowfin tuna. The businessman complimented the fisherman on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took to catch them. The local replied only a little while.
"Why don't you stay out longer and catch more fish?"
The fisherman said he had enough to support his family's immediate needs. The businessman then asked, "but what do you do with the rest of your time?" The Israeli fisherman said, "I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, spend time with my wife, Daniella, stroll into the village each evening where I sip wine and play guitar with my friends; I have a full and busy life."
The businessman scoffed, "I am a Harvard MBA and I could help you. You should spend more time fishing and with the proceeds buy a bigger boat. With the proceeds from the bigger boat you could buy several boats; eventually you would have a fleet of fishing boats. Instead of selling your catch to a middleman, you would sell directly to the processor and eventually open your own cannery. You would control the product, processing and distribution. You would need to leave this small coastal fishing village and move to Tel Aviv where you would run your expanding enterprise."
The Israeli fisherman was intrigued and asked, "But, my friend, how long will this all take?" To which the businessman replied, "15-20 years." "But what then, after those 15 years what do I do?" The businessman laughed and said, "That's the best part! When the time is right you would announce an IPO and sell your company stock to the public and become very rich. You would make millions. Then you would be able to do whatever you wish!"
"Whatever I wish?" the fisherman puzzled.
"Yes! You would have the means to achieve, do, anything you want! What would make you the happiest man?! What would you do if you had millions?"
"Well my friend, I don't know. I suppose I would sleep late," the fisherman said. "I would want to play with my children, enjoy their laughter. That makes me happiest. And I would spend time with my wife, because I suppose I would be quite busy during the 15 years of building that enterprise."
"Yes! You could do all this!" said the successful businessman.
"I suppose I would try and play guitar with my friends in the village, if they remembered me after those 15 years..." Then after a bit more thinking the fisherman asked, "Sir, this is what I do now. Why must I change anything?"