“I just want people to take a step back, take a deep breath and actually look at something with a different perspective. But most people will never do that.” — Brian McKnight.
If you want to learn important life lessons in perseverance, patience and control spend a few minutes watching the activity that goes on when a municipal road repair crew is setting up its machinery for a day’s work.
Driving and handling the machinery is most of the time the easy part of the total operation. The truly nerve-wracking, back-breaking , challenging and at times totally frustrating and energy draining parts of the activity involves the initial setup at the beginning of the shift.
This is the stuff that the public does not notice or appreciate. The frustrated drivers who are delayed due to the construction, broken hoses and belts, inclement weather and a host of other impinging variables that affects their overall job performance.
Next time your own job’s challenges starts getting you down invest the time and watch a road crew doing their job. It might inspire you and give you another reason to take your own deep breath of appreciation.