Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Working Hard, But For Whom?

Another Bill Watterson quote that touched me. “It's surprising how hard we'll work when the work is done just for ourselves.”
How about you? How hard to you work on all your projects and not just the ones you like or for yourself? Heard a story once about a builder who worked for this construction company for years and decided to retire. After much persuasion and not much to his liking, he was talked into building one last house before retirement. He wasn’t really happy about doing it and did a very poor job of it compared to His earlier efforts. So imagine his surprise and disappointment at the end of it all when his employers gave him the Keys and said it was his ad a “retirement Bonus" for all his many years of good work for them!
Don’t let us fall into thinking our best isn’t worth every effort for evrything we do. Sure we may not be rewarded like that but we never know when our work will come back to us do we? To haunt or reward, depending on what we originally did.
So today and every day, no matter how big or small your job is, do it as you would for yourself and never accept second best.

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