"If the shoe fits, wear it."
...Or how about this brief scene from Forrest Gump:
These were the "shoes" he was talking about:
|"Mama said they'd take me anywhere!"|
Forrest's mama was pretty smart. She hit the nail on the head: shoes get us where we need to be. And there are so many different kinds - with non-slip tread, extra arch support, or steel toes - they enable us to do virtually any job we need to get done.
I believe in a good work ethic: if you are willing to work hard, you can achieve anything you want. The trouble I sometimes have is deciding what I want. But I believe if I keep "pressing toward the mark" I will eventually get to where I want to be. And I will enjoy it so much more because I will have worked very hard for it. That motivates me!
Check out this great kids' story I found:
Have you been working hard at getting somewhere/achieving something lately? Keep it up!! You know what? We can do it. We got this!!
HARD WORK ALWAYS PAYS
Once two friends called Harry and Garry came to a city to earn money. They went to a rich for a job. The merchant gave each of them a cane basket and pointing towards a well in his garden said, "Take these baskets and draw water from the well till dusk."
Harry thought it foolish to draw water in a cane basket. So, he slept. On the other hand, Garry kept working. After few hours, when he drew the basket up, he saw some gold coins in the basket.
He took them to the merchant who rewarded him and gave him a job too. Harry went away ashamed.