During my days in the tertiary, I decided to watch a series titled “THE MEN WHO BUILT AMERICA”. I got so much attached to Andrew Carnegie who during his era owned the biggest steel company in the USA. It has been credited to him as one of the richest man in the states because he had 43 millionaires working for him.
Someone once 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 the dirt, you go looking for the gold.”
Now the question is- What is your focus? You have to come into terms with yourself that If you are looking for what is wrong with people or with things, you will find many. Accept the fact that 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.
Change your perspective and you will become happy.