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December 09, 2005

Looking for Gold

As a young Scots boy, Andrew Carnegie came to America and started doing odd jobs. He ended up as one of the largest steel manufacturers in the United States.

At one time he had 43 millionaires working for him. Several decades ago, a million dollars used to be a lot of money; even today it is a lot of money. Someone asked Mr.Carnegie how he dealt with people? Andrew Carnegie replied, "Dealing with people is like digging gold: When you go digging for an ounce of gold, you have to move tons of dirt to get an ounce of gold. But when you go digging, you don't go looking for dirt, you go looking for the gold."

What is your focus? Become a digger for gold. If you are looking
for what is wrong with people or with things, you will find
many. What are you looking for? Andrew Carnegie's reply has a very
important message. There is something positive in every person
and every situation. Sometimes we have to dig deep to look for
the positive because it may not be apparent.

Besides, we are so used to looking for what is wrong with other
people and situations, we forget to see what is right. Someone
once said that even a stopped clock is right twice a day.

2 Comments:

Blogger Thiru said...

I also think that we are trained in our younger age. It starts with our first grade teacher saying, 'find the one who does wrong!'. So, we are conditioned to look for negative things, and the media conditions us to believe so.. ?
-Thiru

December 09, 2005 11:49 PM  
Anonymous Jana said...

-- Yes, we have the habit of looking black spot in a white paper, yes approach of looking white background is needed in present situation. -- Good message -- Jay

December 13, 2005 10:22 AM  

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