Last night I was reading an article on CNN about a recent Larry King interview with Michael J. Fox, who has had Parkinsons for around 20 years now. Larry King asked him: “is it easy to be an optimist?”
His answer: “Well, for me it’s second nature. It’s just the way I look at life. And it’s certainly a challenge now for most people to be optimistic, obviously, with all of the troubles we have and the problems that the country is facing.
But I think it’s exactly in those times when our optimism kicks in highest gear. I think — there’s an expression that I like that I always use: “Don’t wish for a lighter load, wish for broader shoulders.” And I think that people are really — I see a lot of broader shoulders these days, people are really working on the delts, you know?”
The expression he quoted really hit home with me. “Don’t wish for a lighter load, wish for broader shoulders”. I love that concept. The kind of people that will really drive us forward as a business have this same mindset. We need people that are willing to stretch – people looking to do more, looking to step up and take on a challenge, and looking for ways outside of their everyday job to make DAXKO successful. These are the people that thrive in high growth companies like DAXKO. So, think about it. Is that you?