One day two friends Gerry and Peter were walking down a sidewalk in Washington D.C.,during lunch time. People were husslin’ and busslin’ along the sidewalks, car honks and hurried engine noises filled the streets. In the middle of all this traffic, Peter stopped and said, “hey, a cricket!”
“What?” said Gerry.
“Yeah, a cricket,” Peter answered. “Look here,” and he pulled aside some of the bushes that separated the sidewalk from the government buildings. There in the shade was a cricket chirping away.
“Wow,” said Gerry, “How did you hear that with all this noise and traffic?”
“It was the way I was raised … what I was taught to listen for. Here, I’ll show you something.” said Peter as he reached into his pocket and pulled out a handful of coins … nickels, quarters, dimes … and dropped them on the sidewalk. Everyone who was rushing by stopped to… “listen.”
Lessons from this story:
- Focus is key to finding what you want.
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