Saturday, January 30, 2010

It's the Right Thing To Do

"Everyone has the power of greatness: not for fame, but for greatness; because greatness is determined by service." -Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American clergyman, activist and prominent leader in the African-American civil rights movement. His efforts led to the 1963 March on Washington, where he delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech. There, he raised public consciousness of the civil rights movement and established himself as one of the greatest orators in U.S. history. He was a great man who served with distinction and honor.

How great will you be today? You can go through the motions at work or at home or in your community, and quietly do your business without drawing attention to yourself or your work; but then nothing extraordinary will happen. Or you can approach each and every thing you do today with passion and the intent of making it more than you or anyone could or should expect; and that has the potential for greatness. Be like the phone operator who makes that mundane experience a pleasure; or a food server who really conveys an excitement about the menu items; and the clerk in a store who is in the moment and brings a smile to your face while taking care of your needs – these are people that can light up the world and make a great difference. They don’t do it for fame; they do it because extraordinary service is great and so are they. And it’s the right thing to do! Try something like this today and see how great you can be.

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