An Awesome lesson for working with people:
“When you start the process of growing a thriving group of fruit-producing papya trees, you take hundreds of papaya seeds, and you plant them in a bucket of fertile ground. Not the bad soil, but the good stuff, the stuff that is full of nutrients and vitamins. And every few days after you’ve planted the seeds, you water the soil, because you know that with nourishment, some of those little seeds will eventually sprout. You don’t step on the seeds, or treat them poorly. You don’t smash the dirt they’re in. You give them every opportunity to grow, to become strong papaya trees that bear fruit.
“In a few weeks, lo and behold, you start to see sprouts. Your efforts are paying off. Partly it’s because of what you’ve done, partly it’s becasue of what you haven’t done that would have been detrimental to the seeds, and partly it’s because of the pure potential that lives within every seed, regardless of what you do.”-John Strelecky, The Big Five For Life