In Zen there is a saying, “Chop wood, carry water.”

This means, focus on the task at hand.

Abraham Lincoln said, “Whatever you are, be a good one.”

Others say, “Stay in the present moment.”

When I give lessons, I tell my students to take pride in every aspect of the lesson, including picking up balls.

If you are taking out the garbage, be the best garbage taker-outer in the world.

There are no menial jobs, only menial people.

It’s all about excellence in the moment.

Thanks for reading.

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