Why I Never Work

Quotes and Notes #220, June 18

“Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it”—Ralph Waldo Emerson—

When I was in my early twenties, a man who was probably my current age gave me an intricate plumbing job to perform as part of building a greenhouse. I listened to the directions and then asked, “How good a job do you want me to do.”

He thought about it for a moment and said, “Do the job so that when you are finished you can sit back and grin.” I considered his statement and did an installation job that was close to perfection. I stood back, examined my work and grinned happily.

I have remembered that experience for almost fifty years. That one lesson kept me from ever having to work again. I hope you understand.

Share a smile at your work today
Everything is going to be all right
John P. Schulz—“Sweetie Drives on Chemo Days.”

Never worked and Never will

Never worked and Never will

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