Why You Should Always Give 100%


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 sweet 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.

It’s easy to slack off. To feel like what we’re doing doesn’t really matter. To think that if we get that job or that big opportunity, then we’ll give it our all. That this “little thing” we’re doing doesn’t really matter so we don’t need to bother to put forth effort on it.

Here’s the thing, though: it all matters.

Whether it’s cleaning toilets, wiping noses, sweeping streets, balancing ledgers, crunching numbers, serving the homeless, making a phone call, or speaking in front of a thousand people. It all matters.

And if something’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well. Whatever you’re called to do, whatever is right in front of you, do it with all you’ve got. There’s so much fulfillment that comes from giving each task our all!




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