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
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 the dirt, you go looking for the gold."
What is your
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.
Remember when you go looking for gold, you have to move
tons of dirt to get to an ounce of gold. But when you go
looking, you don't go looking for the dirt, you go looking
for the gold.