Are you a Fault-finder or Good-finder

“Anyone can condemn, criticize and complain.  Most of us do….

But, it takes character and self-control to be 

understanding and  appreciative”

Dale Carnegie

“But the plating was so bad!!”, “A little more flavors could have enhanced the dish”, “It’s a little soggy for my taste” ; This is NOT from Masterchef. This happens to be a dinner conversation at a restaurant which serves very delicious food!! 

It is during this conversation, it struck me that it is so easy to find faults with other things or people. And, a lot of people have become fault finders. On the other side, there are people who will look for all the things they like, appreciate and are more happy with their quality of life.

I am not talking about evaluation of work, art or anything. I am talking about our day-to-day lives. Some people automatically look for things, that they dislike or can find faults with. They have trained themselves this way and we often hear them say ” I am difficult to please”, or “I have a connoisseur’s eye.” Excuse me??? This is not your workplace or an exhibition, where you are supposed to find faults and criticize. These people usually disconnect with the pleasures of finding happiness in small things and they forget the art of appreciation or enjoying things even though, they may have  imperfections.

On the other hand, there are people who will look for all the nice things, they can see about a thing, person or place before even letting a fault meet their eye. These are the people who appreciate and look for all the good things around them. As a result they are more happy, content and pleasurable company to be with.

So, Look inside you and see if you are a fault finder or a good finder. This is your choice. And remember “Be slow to criticize and quick to appreciate.” 

Thank you for being here.

Mind your wings

One comment

  1. Ngobesing Romanus · September 4, 2015

    Lovely one indeed. “…slow to criticize and quick to appreciate” can be a great rule for life.


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