Some time ago, I heard a story of a young man called Tom and his friend who after saving some monies, left college, took their backpacks and went to India to visit for 3 months.
They both planned to travel the length and breadth of India and come back the following year to resume college. They went from Calcutta to Bombay, saw the poverty and the millions of people on the street, sleeping in the mud & ghetto, covered in flies, ragged and barefoot people. After 3 months, this Tom’s friend took up his backpack and set out to leave complaining about the level of poverty and especially the ugly sight of millions of this population walking around on barefoot, without shoes. He concluded saying ‘These people are very filthy.’ But for Tom, he had a different perspective about the same event, he said ‘Look at the shoe business.‘ So, he went back home and dropped out of college, designed a shoe out of plastic, patented it and began shipping shoes to India. This man, Tom Mccain became a multi-millionaire and an overnight success just because he saw differently, he saw opportunity in the midst of poverty.
Success in life is actually about what you see. You must understand that perspective is a powerful quality. If you look at the desert you will see the power of perspective. The vulture flies through the desert and focuses its energy on death. It looks for death and decay and it is unable to focus on anything else. The hummingbird also flies through the same desert and it too must focus its power, but it looks for life. It looks for flowers and plants and other vegetation that it can use to sustain life. Isn’t that incredible?
The summary is very simple: You see what you look for, period!
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