Go for the Gold

Andrew Carnegie, the first great industrialist in America, once was observed as having 43 millionaires working for him. A reporter asked him how he had managed to hire so many millionaires. Carnegie answered that none of them were millionaires when he hired them.

The reporter inquired, “Then what did you do to develop them so that they became
millionaires? "

“You develop people the same way you mine gold,” Carnegie explained. “You go into a gold mine and you expect to remove tons of dirt to find an ounce of gold. But you don’t go into the mine looking for the dirt; you go in there looking for the gold.”

—page 26 from the book, parenting Without Stress.