Perspective is everything. It can make or break any situation. It clouds or fuels our attitude and outlook on life and situations. As I sat in a meeting at work, I thought about how much more can you pour into this wineskin? I initially took the low road and wanted to start whining and complaining but I had an aha moment. My moment of clarity and inspiration came from a quote I read years ago.
A man came upon a construction site where three people were working. He asked the first, “What are you doing?” and the man replied: “I am laying bricks.” He asked the second, “What are you doing?” and the man replied: “I am building a wall.” As he approached the third, he heard him humming a tune as he worked, and asked, “What are you doing?” The man stood, looked up at the sky, and smiled, “I am building a cathedral!
I thought it was cool and understood it but was not impacted by it, until now. My message to you is no matter what the beginning or in between time looks like, you can tell yourself to remember the bigger picture. I’m not saying stick with something you know is not for you. I am however offering that if you know you were meant to do a certain thing, don’t quit when the going gets tough. The new skills acquired, the extra hours put in, even the failure and much more can be a catalyst to greatness…towards your cathedral.