Director of Football Strength & Conditioning -
University of Georgia
An elderly carpenter informed his employer that he was
retiring. His work tired him out, and he wanted to spend more
time with his wife and children. He’d miss the paycheck, but
he’d get by 먹튀.
His employer of course understood but was sorry to see
such a hard-working, skillful craftsman go. As the carpenter
was leaving, his boss called to him and asked a question. “Will
you build just one more house before you leave? As a personal
favor to me?” The carpenter reluctantly agreed.
The next day, he set to work on his last house. He
worked diligently, but it soon became apparent that his heart
was no longer in his work. He resorted to shoddy
workmanship and began using inferior materials. All he could
think about was finishing and going home for good. What an
unfortunate way to end an exceptional career.
When the house was complete, the boss came to inspect
the carpenter’s work. After briefly examining it, he reaching
into his pocket with a smile and handed the carpenter a shiny
new key. “This house is yours,” he said. “Please consider it a
gift from me.” The carpenter took the key, speechless, not
knowing how to respond. What a shame. If he’d only known he
was building his own house, he would have done so much
We build our lives a day at a time, often putting less
than our best into the work. In the end, we realize (perhaps
with a shock) that we have to live in the houses we’ve built. If
we could go back and do it over, what would we do differently?
We have to choose daily what kind of houses we’re building.
Each moment matters, because the work we do today affects
the life we live tomorrow.
What kind of house are you building?
If every moment matters, how could you improve your
program? How could you set an example for your athletes of
building a house to be proud of?