Taking a deep breath always helps out



“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.

Sometimes you just have to take that all important deep breath to help you center your energies, concentrate on the job at hand and then give it all you have to succeed. The operator of one piece of heavy road building machinery is doing just that. He makes the hook up look easy but that came with years of experience.

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.



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Quote of the week: "If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual.-- Frank Herbert quotes .

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