Dare Mightly

Dare Mightily

Hey team. Alright, it’s Monday. Monday Message and William Shakespeare said, “Nothing will come from nothing.” So, what does that mean? Well, I like it because nothing comes from nothing. How does that relate to our core values? Be valuable because nothing less will do.

I believe that nothing comes from nothing if you don’t attempt to do anything. If you are not putting your heart and soul into it, if you are not being valuable because nothing else would do, then nothing comes from that. If you don’t put effort into what you do, you get nothing. You get nothing out of it.

When you put your heart and soul into something and you are valuable because nothing less will do. When you do those kinds of things and you put your mind to it. I’m not talking about just going through the motions. I’m talking about putting yourself out there and really focusing on doing great. If you do that, the end result is you are going to have something that’s going to come from that. It doesn’t return void to you because of your hard work and your dedication.

Do people exploit you? Absolutely. Maybe you have felt exploited. I talk about this in the new hire class when we’re bringing on new team members. I work for a guy who literally told me he couldn’t pay me because his dog ate his checkbook. It’s one of the reasons we started the company. Maybe you have felt jaded. I worked for somebody where I brought a ton of business in. They gave me an Olive Garden gift card when it was supposed to be $800 a month. I know what that feels like to be jaded. But it didn’t keep me from continuing to put my best foot forward and continue.

I might not be putting my best foot forward for that person anymore. But I never stop putting my best foot forward. I never stop being valuable, I never stop trying to produce something great in our community and in our world. I continue to strive, In my marriage, I strive. In parenting, I strive, in being a good team leader. I strive. Do I fall short? Absolutely. Do you fall short? Absolutely. We’re not perfect people, but I continue to put forth my heart and soul into being great because nothing comes from nothing.

William Shakespeare is correct. So I dare mightily. I strive to be great at what I do, and when I fall short, I’m still better off than I was if I stood still and did nothing at all.

So on this Monday, be valuable because nothing less will do. I want you to dare mightily because nothing comes from nothing. So dare mightily and strive to swing for the fences.

If you look at some of the great baseball players, Babe Ruth struck out as much, if not more, but he is not known for striking out. He is known for hitting the ball over the fence. Mickey Mantle, and Hank Aaron—same thing. They struck out as often as they dared to swing for the fences. And it’s because they dared mightily that they are in the Hall of Fame. That is the reason because they dared mightily. Because nothing comes from nothing, if you’re not willing to risk anything, you’re going to get nothing.

Put your heart and soul into it. Whatever you do, whatever you put your hand to, do it with the best in mind.

All right, God bless you guys. Have a wonderful Monday. It’s going to be epic. All right, I’ll see you next week.