“If a man is called to be a street-sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven played music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep 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.”
-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The human body is capable of pushing beyond the limits of what we think is possible. There are countless accounts of individuals recognized for heroic acts such as: four women lifting a pinned car off of a Chicago mechanic, Florida firefighter Chris Hickman lifting a car over a foot in the air to remove a woman’s trapped arm, etc. Most attribute these acts of heroism to “an adrenaline rush,” but I believe it is more than that. We have all been blessed with an innate ability to achieve the impossible; however, most of us never tap into that potential. If you give a little more effort to loving, working, and playing, how much more rewarding do you think your life would be?
I know what you may be thinking, but we all have problems and obstacles to overcome that may hinder our giving ability. No one is immune from everyday problems, but if you confront your obstacles with the attitude of “I cannot be defeated, and I will not quit,” then your body will obey. The way you do anything is the way that you do everything. If you believe you can, you can; and if you believe you can’t then you can’t. Experts have agreed that due to its size, a bumblebee should not be able to fly. However a bumblebee does not know that it should not be able to fly, so it flies. Don’t limit yourself by not giving your life everything you have.
Give your very best in all that you do.
“The Good Doctor”
Dr. Byron G. Jackson