Dale Carnegie tells of meeting two men doing the exact job
– helping break marble to be used in
St. Patrick’s Cathedral
in New York City. The first man was absent a smile and
seemed to be laboring very difficultly. Seeing this man’s
struggle to find enjoyment in his work Carnegie asked him
what he was doing.

“I’m breaking up this marble so it can be used in this
building,” he replied. Later Carnegie asked the other man
who was noticeably the opposite of the first. This man was
whistling and smiling and swinging his hammer with much
more enthusiasm. Carnegie once again asked the question.

This time the answer was quite different.

Click here to read what the second man said.
Breaking marble
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