Look for Gold and Not Dirt

Andrew Carnegie started his career by doing some odd job but with his continued efforts, he established the largest steel plant in the USA. During the process of establishing and managing his steel plant, he mobilized highly dedicated people around him to work for the steel plant. He was so confident about his people he used to say, “Take my factory away, take my all assets away, but leave my people with me and I will re-established my self within a short rime.” One day, one of his acquaintances asked him, “How do you deal with your people?” 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.”

So try to look for gold and not for the dirt you have to dig for finding the gold. In the same way, if you try to find the positive things from the environment, there are plenty of such things. The only thing that you have to do is to develop an attitude that positive things exist in the environment and you try to find out such positive thing.