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Thursday, June 9, 2016

A Job Anybody Could Do (But Nobody Did)


Even though I'm a writer, I've come to realization that action is FAR more important than words. That is to say, it is better to act then to merely talk of acting. If you think there is a job to be done, then you better roll up your sleeves and get to work because chances are... everyone else will just talk about getting it done.

Ten years ago, I had a teacher read this little story to our class. It took me a while to find it, but I'm glad I did. I hope it inspires you to work.
This is a story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody. There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it. Somebody got angry about that, because it was Everybody’s job. Everybody thought Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn’t do it. It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have.