"There are no small parts, only small actors." Those words were spoken by Konstantin Stanislavski, the man considered to be the father of modern acting.
Have you ever had a job that you thought was beneath you? Did you do the best at that job, or did you give it a half-hearted effort because you thought you deserved better?
There is a natural tendency to not give our best to things we don't enjoy or that aren't really of interest to us.
But is that the way we should approach boring, mundane work? No, we should give our best at whatever we spend our time doing.
William Crawford was a humble, unassuming janitor for the cadets at the United States Air Force Academy. What the cadets didn't know about this modest man who polished their floors, scrubbed their toilets, and emptied their trash, was that he had received our nation's highest military award, the Medal of Honor. Here was a hero who won the Medal of Honor for his actions during World War II, who didn't believe cleaning up after others was a job that was beneath him.
Watch this video and learn about someone else who gave her best to a menial job while waiting for the right opportunity to come along.
Also, please leave me a comment below about a time in your life when you did or didn't give your best to a job you believed wasn't on par with your skill set.
Author & Motivational Speaker
Terry is a sought after speaker who believes in the power of a story to motivate, inspire, and help others lead their uncommon and extraordinary lives. By combining his eleven-year cancer journey with his diverse business, athletic coaching, and hostage negotiating expertise, he delivers compelling yet relatable presentations for conferences, on-line events, panels, meetings, and seminars.