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Fall 2015 | Vol 18
For those who want to win

Work from Your Heart!

By Dr. Bob Winters

An elderly carpenter was ready to retire. He told his employer contractor of his plans to leave the house building business and live a more leisurely life with his wife enjoying his extended family.

He would miss his paycheck, but he needed to retire. They would get by. The contractor was very sorry to see his good worker go and asked if he would build just one more house as a personal favor to him.

The carpenter agreed, but in time, it was easy to see that his heart was not in his work. The carpenter resorted to shoddy workmanship and used inferior materials and cut corners to save time whenever he could. It was an unfortunate way to end a brilliant carpentry career.

When the carpenter finally finished the house, the contractor came to inspect the work. Upon going through the house, the contractor-owner turned to the carpenter and handed him a set of keys. "This is your house," he said, "and this is my gift to you for working for me all these wonderful years!" The carpenter was shocked. What a shame!

If he had only known he was building his own house (and most importantly, his personal home) he would have done it all so differently! So it is with each of us. We build our lives and our careers, one day at a timeā€¦.sometimes putting less than our personal best into the building. Then, with a shock, we realize that we have to live in the house that we built with our own hands.


If we could do it over, we'd do it much differently. But we cannot go back. YOU are the carpenter of YOUR HOUSE. Each day, you hammer a nail, place a board, and erect a wall. Life is a do-it-to-yourself project. Your attitudes and choices you make today, build the "house" you live in tomorrow!

Remember, BUILD WISELY and Take PRIDE in YOUR WORK!

(* Special thanks to Ms. Stephanie McPhetridge for this material)

Dr. Bob Winters

 

Newsletter Archive:

· Winter 2015 - Vol 18
   Work from Your Heart!

· Winter 2012 - Vol 17
   Focus on Success

· Summer 2012 - Vol 16
   The Talent is Exploding!

· Spring 2012 - Vol 15
   Passion for your Life!

· Summer 2011 - Vol 14
   Greatness Begins in Your Mind

· Winter 2011 - Vol 13
   The Real Secret: The Law of Creation

· Fall 2010 - Vol 12
   Taking Your Game to the "Next" Level

· Summer 2010 - Vol 11
   Giving Your "Best" In Everything you Do!

· Spring 2010 - Vol 10
   Facing Your Fear

· Winter 2010 - Vol 9
   The Ultimate Challenge

· Summer 2009 - Vol 8
   Six Tips to Play Great This Summer!

· Spring 2009 - Vol 7
   Optimism is an Attitude that You Create!

· Winter 2009 - Vol 6
   It All Starts from Within

· Fall 2008 - Vol 5
   How Can you Win from Losing?

· Summer 2008 - Vol 4
   What it takes to Win

· Spring 2008 - Vol 3
   The Augusta Dream

· Winter 2007 - Vol 2
   Going After Your Dream:
   One Step at a Time