There is an old story told about a professor who was studying man’s different attitudes to work. One day the professor went to a construction site and spoke with three labourers who were laying bricks. “What are you doing?” he asked the first man. “Hey, I’m just a bricklayer. I’m only doing what I’ve been told to do, “ came the reply. “If you’ve got a problem with it go and see the foreman over there!” The professor smiled politely and moved on to ask the same question to a second man. “Well I know it’s a bit mundane and it’s not much of a job, but it pays £10 an hour and I’ve got bills to pay just like everyone else so I’m not complaining.” The professor thanked the man and moved on to ask someone else. In the distance he noticed a man intent on his work so he walked over and said, “Excuse me. Do you mind if I ask… what are you doing?” The bricklayer looked up, smiled and with a gleam in his eye said, “Why can’t you see? I’m building a cathedral.”

Remember, ‘your attitude in life almost always determines your altitude in life.’

R. Ian Seymour

R. Ian Seymour, excerpt from Discover Your True Potential