Once upon a time, there were three bricklayers.
When asked, “What are you doing?” the first bricklayer replied:
“I’m laying bricks.”
The second bricklayer was asked the same question. He answered:
“I’m putting up a wall.”
The third bricklayer, when asked the question “What are you doing?” responded, with pride in his voice:
“I’m building a castle.”
I always liked this analogy, because it says so much about attitude.
We decide if we look at ourselves as just a bricklayer, or if we have the courage and confidence to dream big? Do we see the bigger picture?
Is our job and what we do important, or do we just make a living? The way we approach things in the morning, defines who we are in the evening. I am firm believer of that.
How we look at ourselves is important. Am I just a factory worker, or am I part of a crew that builds beautiful cars? Am I just a housewife, or am I the manager of my family?
Years ago I worked two and three jobs to make ends meet during my college years -we needed the money, they were just jobs.
Then, when I started a career I decided to build a wall -mostly around me. I trapped myself and didn’t really see where I was going.
Somehow over the years, my outlook changed and I decided to build castles. I take pride in my work, regardless if it is at home or in my workroom. Some of my castles are so small that you need a magnifying glass to see them, nevertheless, they are beautiful.
My vision leads the way~!