Half Awake

 

Andrew Carnegie, considered to be one of the first to emphasize self-esteem and the potential for inner greatness, was famous for his ability to produce millionaires from among his employees.

One day, a reporter asked him, “How do you account for the fact you have forty-three millionaires working for you?”

Carnegie replied, “They weren’t rich when they came.  We work with people the same way you mine gold.  You have to remove a lot of dirt before you find a small amount of gold.”

Andrew Carnegie knew how to bring about change in people.  He helped them realize their hidden treasure within, inspired them to develop it and then watched with encouragement as their lives became transformed.

The philosopher and psychologist William James once said, “Compared to what we ought to be, we are only half awake.  We are making use of only a small part of our physical and mental resources.  Stating the thing broadly, the human individual thus lives far within his limits.  He possesses powers of various sports which he habitually fails to use.”

In other words, most people only develop a fraction of their abilities.  Go for a bigger percentage in your life.  Find the gold nugget within!


There is nothing more that I enjoy doing than reading books and writing. I'm kind of a nerd like that, XD. I have been writing for 7 years and am the author of the YA novel "Winged: The Awakening" and "Winged: The Unraveling".

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