One of my favorite examples of work ethic was from a few years ago, collaborating on a landscaping project with my friend Mikael, where we made it rain.
This project involved clearing out ivy, bramble, and overgrowth from a large backyard. Mikeal stopped over for an initial estimate, but he couldn’t start until Saturday. so I used the three tools I had – my trusty hedge clipper, my time, and my tenacity – to make his work easier. I focused on the work I could tackle, cutting what I could and clearing paths, so Saturday would be easier. Before we unloaded some of his landscaping tools, and began with the most difficult bramble in the back, he said “the backyard looks completely different!” Mikeal was armed with his professional-grade chainsaw and I used a more modest pole saw. We quickly cleared out a significant amount of the long-standing bramble. There was no rain in the forecast, yet clear as day, we started to see drops of rain. It was almost as though we’d disrupted that tiny bit of ecosystem with our tenacity.
Work so hard on today’s project, and it doesn’t matter if it’s an indoor project, that you make it rain.