Flies To Honey

September 29, 2012

 

I overheard a conversation the other day that got a little heated.  I heard one of the people involved say " You can catch more flies with honey that you can with vinegar" and then they stomped off.  I have heard this saying before, but as usually happens to me this time it struck me a little different.  I understand the concept.  The sweeter you are to people the better your result will be.... the more sour or bitter you are the more of that reaction you will receive.  And that is true.

But I wanted to break it down further, more literally if I could.  So here it goes as I see it.  You can catch more flies with honey... OK great... but what if you don't want flies.  I know I don't want flies... Wouldn't it be better to focus on what you want to attract than something you don't want.  And shouldn't you think about what else you might attract that you don't want.. maybe bears?  An dtruthful isn't there something else out there that attract flies better if that's what you want.

Here's the lesson I take from this.  If you want flys great... use honey, be aware or what else you might attract and ask yourself first if there is something else that might work better.

If you don't want flys... find out what you need to put out there to attract what it is you really want.   Put that out there instead.

Please reload

Featured Posts

Transition Vs Transformation

October 27, 2017

1/2
Please reload

Recent Posts

July 4, 2019

September 24, 2018

July 18, 2016

June 3, 2016

May 30, 2016

April 26, 2016

March 11, 2016

January 28, 2016

Please reload

Search By Tags
Please reload

Follow Us
  • Facebook Classic
  • Twitter Classic
  • Google Classic