"Men are developed the same way gold is mined.
When gold is mined, several tons of dirt must be moved to get an ounce of gold, but one doesn't go into the mine looking for dirt. One goes in looking for gold." Andrew Carnegie
Carnegie was once the wealthiest man in America. At one time he had 43 millionaires working for him. Those men were not millionaires when they began working for Carnegie, but had become millionaires as a result.
There are multiple lessons we could take from this one example, but one that I got out of it today was that people development takes time. Ask yourself the following questions and answer honestly.
Are you going into the mine looking for dirt and expecting gold?
Or, are you looking for gold?
Excerpt paraphrased from Developing the Leader Within by John C. Maxwell