Who Is Your Source?

There is a story of an Indian Chief who did not know his heritage very well. As Fall approached, his tribe asked him whether the coming winter would be cold or mild. To be on the safe side, he informed his tribe that it would be a cold winter and they should prepare by gathering firewood.

Being a practical leader, he called the National Weather Service to find out the forecast for the upcoming winter. The meteorologist responded: “It will likely be a quite cold winter.” So naturally the Chief again told his tribe that it was going to be a cold winter and they should gather more wood in preparation for the impending cold temperatures.

Each week the Chief would call the meteorologist to check on the upcoming weather, and each week he was assured that it was going to be cold. On the fourth week, the Chief again asked if the weather was still going to be cold. The meteorologist replied: “Absolutely! It’s looking more and more like one of the coldest winters we’ve ever seen!”

The Chief asked: “How can you be so sure?” To which the meteorologist replied: “Because the Indians are gathering firewood like crazy!”

Who is it that you are listening to? And are you getting the correct information you need?

“A wise man can learn from a foolish question more than a fool can learn from a wise answer.”
– Bruce Lee

About the Author

Steve Anderson is a General Contractor and Owner of Denco Dental Construction, Inc. He is also an author, public speaker and CE instructor. Denco has built well over 1000 new dental offices throughout Arizona. Denco is the only General Contractor endorsed by the Arizona Dental Association.
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