There is a wonderful story that is told about a man who is out walking one night and comes upon a man down on his knees looking for something under a street lamp. The passerby inquires as to what the other man is looking for. He answers that he is looking for his lost key. The man offers to help and gets down on his knees and searches for the key. After an hour of fruitless searching, he says to the man, “We’ve looked everywhere for it and we have not found it. Are you sure that you lost it here?” The other man replies, “No, I lost it in my house, but there is more light out here under the streetlamp.”
How many times do you look for answers to your problems outside of yourself, when the answer lies within? It is you who creates the quality of the life you lead and the results you produce. No one else!
[from Jack Canfield’s The Success Principles]