It took time, but I learned
Needless to say, it took many hard lessons, but I learned. And as I grew older, I began to develop those same traits for myself.
I even found myself repeating that same phrase to my children, especially whenever I’d see them slacking. It has become a way of life for me. If you know me at all, then you know this, I will always give 150% to anything I do. It is a part of me for life and who I am by “learned nature.”
I discovered that just because you learn something new, it doesn’t mean that it is not part of your intrinsic nature. Learned behaviors can also become learned human nature.
What’s most important is we should all remember that quality of service and high standards are not dinosaurs of the past. It is our way of showcasing our very best. It is also a quality many admire and still look for in humans. Can you imagine that?
To always give your best, do your best, and be your best, no matter the situation. That is what we should all strive to achieve. I believe there is no greater way to serve others than by giving our all. That is my life lesson number one. I look forward to sharing many more with you in this short story series.