Doing your best - regardless of the job
My inspiration for this week comes from a man with a job most of us wouldn't want. There is man who stands on the corner near my home with one of those advertising signs. It is for a painting company. Now most people who stand with these signs might wiggle the sign a bit or just hold it lazily... I mean lets face it, this isn't the most exciting job in the world. But this man with the painting sign puts his whole heart and body into it. He dances (not just a little wiggle I might add, this is a whole body dance), he tosses the sign, he waves and just gets into it. We have all come to expect him to be there and we all notice him. People wave at him, honk at him and just seem to feel like they know him somehow. Today, he added a "be my friend on facebook sign" which I am sure will also be a success.
My observation of him inspires me. He may like his job, he may not He may get paid well, but probably not. The point is he is putting his whole effort into his job. Rain or shine, he is out there making us smile and notice. People notice when we make an effort. They notice when we do our best. Even if they don't notice 100% of the time, the constant effort is appreciated in some way. This man could stand there quietly, biding his time until something better comes along. Be he doesn't he does what he is doing now, well. He isn't waiting for tomorrow to be the best he can be, he is just doing it and from what I can tell, it will take him to better places faster than if he just stood their waiting.
Insightful Inspiration of the week
What are you waiting to put effort into? What are you saying to yourself, "when I get that xyz, then I will do more"? It could be a relationship, your house, your job...but what ever it is, it is YOUR LIFE. Put in the effort. Show up for what you are committing to. If you can't show up for it, find what you can show up for. Amazing things will come out of your efforts. Things you may not even expect. But don't put in the effort out of the expectation that it will be something better tomorrow. Just show up and let the miracles unfold.
Find one thing you can put 100% effort into where you haven't been before. Visit my facebook page and tell us how it changed the energy around it. We all like to be inspired by each other, share your ah ha.