Dale Carnegie in his How to Win Friends and Influence People., shared this thought. I felt it would make an appropriate Words for the Week segment … with a slight addendum.
“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?
THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: The only thing that will make you happy is being happy with who you are, and not who people think you are. — Goldie Hawn