Boss’s Tip of the Week: Look for the pony

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When bad stuff happens, remember the story of the two boys whom researchers placed in a room full of horse manure. One became depressed and inert. The other began exuberantly working his way through the manure, laughing and shrieking: “There’s got to be a pony in here somewhere!”

When bad stuff happens to you, you can ponder the awful unfairness of it all or you can start looking for the pony. In real life, there’s always a pony of opportunity in the pile somewhere. Fortune favors those who look for the pony.

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