Giving your “all” seems to be a once in a while thing. It is when you have a special event, a tournament, or when someone is watching. Whatever happened to the days of doing your best? Let me share with you a short story that someone sent me –
“An elderly carpenter was ready to retire. He told his employer-contractor of his plans to leave the house building business and live a more leisurely life with his wife enjoying his extended family.
He would miss the paycheck, but he needed to retire. They could get by. The contractor was sorry to see his good worker go and asked if he could build just one more house as a personal favor. The carpenter said yes, but in time it was easy to see that his heart was not in his work. He resorted to shoddy workmanship and used inferior materials. It was an unfortunate way to end his career.
When the carpenter finished his work and the builder came to inspect the house, the contractor handed the front-door key to the carpenter. “This is your house,” he said, “my gift to you.””
We need to leave “our mark” in everything we do. Whether we like it or not, “our mark” will always be there. Each day, we are building our own house, and people are looking in our windows, if you know what I mean.
Talk the talk… and Walk your Talk!
Make Today Phenomenal!
Until next time…