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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

It's not about me

A good reminder of why I don't get to do everything the way I want to: It's not about me.

Funny how God likes to use people in the "Real world" to teach us how to carry out His mission.

“I often went fishing up in Maine during the summer. Personally, I am very fond of strawberries and cream, but I have found that for some strange reason, fish prefer worms. So when I went fishing, I didn’t think about what I wanted. I thought about what they wanted. I didn’t bait the hook with strawberries and cream. Rather, I dangled a worm or grasshopper in front of the fish and said: ‘Wouldn't you like to have that?’ Why not use the same common sense when fishing for people?”

- Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People