The Boat Builder
A boat builder decided to retire to spend more time with his family. His employer said that he would be sad to see him go. One last request was before he went that he would build one last boat. The boat builder reluctantly agreed and rushed to complete a six birth cruiser to the luxury standard specified. The workmanship was poor and the finish was below standard.On the day the boat builder was due to complete his work, his employer arrived. The employer handed the key to the boat builder saying “This is my gift to you!” The boat builder was shocked. He thought, "If I had known this was for me I would have built the boat perfectly." Now he was not sure if he even wanted this gift. We do the same in life. We sometimes do not give ourselves, our families and our work the best effort and seem disappointed with our situation when we realise we could have done it differently. Your life today is the result of your attitudes and choices in the past. Your life tomorrow will be the result of your attitudes and the choices you make today.