The Way I See It

kirkThe Way I See It by Kirk Runton

The Touchstone

Many years ago, a man stumbled upon a handwritten note tucked in the pages of an old book. On the note was written the secret of the “touchstone.”

According to the note, the touchstone was a small pebble that could turn any common metal into pure gold. It could be found lying among thousands and thousands of other pebbles that looked exactly like it. But the secret was this: The touchstone would feel warm, while ordinary pebbles are cold.

Thinking this could be his big break, the man packed up some supplies and camped on the seashore to begin his quest to find a touchstone. Whenever he picked up a stone that was cold, he threw it into the sea. He spent weeks searching for the touchstone, but stone after stone was cold.

Then one day, he happened to pick up a stone that was warm, but he threw it into the sea before he realized what he had done. He made such a habit of throwing stone after stone into the sea that he accidently threw away the one stone he was looking for.

Here’s the way I see it: This story is a great example of what many people do with opportunity. Unless we are vigilant, it’s easy to let new opportunities slip through our hands because we become accustomed to our old ways. If you’d like help creating professional print materials to pursue new business opportunities, give us a call today!


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