I’ve been doing it like this for forty years

We really can get stuck in our ways, especially if we have been

(financially) successful. How many times have we said or heard –

“Don’t tell me, I’ve been doing it like this for forty years”. Well

Mr/Mrs, guess what? Your youngster may just be able to teach

you a thiung or two about that, be it about business or otherwise.

I was walking on a construction site with a young Gov’t Engineer,

when we passed an elderly, well experienced carpenter. He

was installing (anchoring) a metal door frame. The young man

(Engineer) said to the older man (carpenter) that the way he was

installing the door frame was wrong (not that it would fall down,

but it wasn’t as per Specifications). The elderly, experienced

carpenter replied, “What are you telling me? I’ve been doing it

like this for forty years.” . The younger man (Engineer quickly

responded back, “Well Sir, for forty years you have been doing it

wrong!”.

DON’T BE SO SMART AS TO THINK THAT
JUST BECAUSE THE OTHER PERSON, OR
YOUR OFFSPRING HASN’T BEEN AROUND
AS LONG AS YOU HAVE, THAT YOU’RE
RIGHT AND THEY DON’T KNOW WHAT
THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT. STAY
OPENMED MINDED – LISTED AND YOU
WILL NEVER STOP LEARNING!

Harris Glasser – Author, Lecturer, Business & Personal Consultant
www.HarrisHelps.org “ It’s My Money & I Want It!”
(more next week)

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