The Power of One


What gives you a sense of control?

Today’s story speaks to the first quality of happiness – having a sense of control.

If we stop and think about it, we all have way more control than we sometimes think we do.
In the quoted story below.  Either one of the foremen could have taken immediate control and acted differently.

And here is what is really powerful, anytime in the five following years ANY individual could have started a peace process.
Just like the intolerance and spirit of dislike spread , so would a step in a more positive manner.

And yes any individual could have started it and saved the business and several thousand jobs.

 In one of the great industrial plants two young foremen “locked horns” because one received a promotion which the other believed he should have had.
For more than five years the silent undertow of hatred and intolerance showed itself.
The men under each of the foremen became inoculated with the spirit of dislike which they saw cropping out in their superiors.
Slowly the spirit of retaliation began to spread over the entire plant.
The men became divided into little cliques.
Production began to fall off.
Then came financial difficulty and finally bankruptcy for the company.
Now the bones of a once prosperous business “lie bleaching in the sun,” and the two foremen and several thousand others were compelled to start all over again, in another field.

from  Napoleon Hill   “The Law Of Success In Sixteen Lessons ”

The big lesson we see in this story is that apparently no one else in the company took on the responsibility to stabilize and restore value being delivered within and between the relationships of people working together. When we set the intention and make a priority to build and sustain the intangible qualities of happiness these tragic outcomes are avoided.

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Taking “Profit from Happiness” Into Your Life & Business

As you go thru your days this week, notice if their are places where you could make a different choice and make your life better.

It may be a situation that has existed for a long time, or it may be something new.

Either way, take a chance and take control.

You’ll be amazed what a difference YOU can make when you do this..

Love to hear  what happens to your sense of control doing this.

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