“If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
I love quotes like this.
I have always been drawn to the idea that our work has meaning. This quote reminded me that whatever work you do has meaning if you put meaning into it.
If you give it your all and do your best you immediately create meaning for whatever you are doing.
We each have the opportunity to see this meaning as we go about our day.
What do others see in your work?
Do they see someone just making it through another day?
Do they see someone going through the motions?
Or do they say there goes someone who did his job well?
We choose what they see. We choose our attitude and how we go about our work.
What will you choose today?
Make it a great day.