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I want to talk about this concept I call Gold Miner.
A gold miner is someone who is always looking for something positive out of every situation.
What a lot of people tend to do is they try to find someone who mostly shares gold—this is good, you want to find people who mostly share gold. But what you don’t want to do is completely ignore people that you disagree with, who maybe share things you don’t like, or have different views than you, or things that you would consider junk.
It’s easy to pay attention to the people you mostly agree with and who give you things you appreciate.
But a lot of people tend to ignore and avoid people they disagree with. Even if there was something good, they don’t see it because they throw everything out.
A gold miner doesn’t care how much they have to dig through. All they care about is finding that one little bit of gold anywhere they can find it.
Every situation you encounter, every conversation you have, every book you read—you’re looking for that little piece of gold. You’re looking for the million-dollar idea.
This sounds simple in concept, but most people don’t do this. Most people aren’t gold miners. Most people are looking for the one little thing they disagree with so they can disqualify the person as a whole.
Things You’ll Learn
- How to get something positive out of any situation.
- How to avoid letting your perception of someone blind you from the gold they may have to share.
- Why you shouldn’t look for something to disqualify a person and what to look for instead.
- How to still get value even when you disagree with 100% of what someone says.
- Why you’re not above learning from anyone.
- Why listening to someone doesn’t mean you have to emulate everything about them.
- The other benefit to listening and reading that isn’t obvious.
- How to avoid the one thing hindering your ability to grow.
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