Hey team. All right, it is Wednesday, Wednesday Workshop. Some of you may or may not know. My little boy, Jonathan, did a book report on Henry Ford for his end-of-year school project. We read a couple of books on Henry Ford. He put together a really great presentation, got a perfect score. Amazing! I am so proud of that little guy.
But one of Henry Ford’s quotes that has also stuck with me in this process of listening to my son Reed and thinking with him through this project was that one of the greatest discoveries a person can make is when they do something they thought they could not do, something that they thought was beyond them, something past them. It got me thinking. There are a lot of things in my life that I’ve been told I couldn’t do, that I couldn’t accomplish, that I’m not good enough for. And if I would have listened to the voices of those around me, well, I probably wouldn’t be the Vice President of Northwest Enforcement. I probably wouldn’t be where I am today.
We need to get above that voice. Sometimes, even in our own head. There have been many times that I’ve thought to myself, “I can’t do that. I’m not smart enough. I’m not capable enough.” And so, rather than the voice coming from an outward source, from somebody else, family sometimes, or sometimes the worst voices, they’re not encouraging. In some ways, sometimes our friends, right? They want to keep us down where we are.
Just recently, you heard me talking about the crabs. I talked about that. You know, we’re constantly pulling people down. Well, now I want to talk about how you rise, sometimes above even your own voice, the voice in your own head, and look forward to what you can do.
Because there is no greater discovery than accomplishing something that you thought you couldn’t do.
But you did it because you tried, and you worked hard at it, regardless of sometimes even failures in the process. You kept at it, and that is that tenacity, that resolve that goes back even to our core values. Even though Workshop Wednesday is not about core values, we can always talk about our core values because they are at our core. That’s right.
So, God bless you guys on this wonderful Wednesday. Be valuable because nothing less will do. And if you’re feeling like there’s something you can’t do, push forward, try; you might just be surprised. It’ll be a great discovery that you will find that you’ve done something that you thought you couldn’t do. All right, guys, God bless. I’ll see you next week.