Welcome to our new series The Rant. Each week we will look at things that affect all of our everyday lives. Sayings and things that everyday people do that you just want give them a slap them upside the head and say enough is enough. I think we have all heard enough of people saying “I can’t because” or "It’s impossible because”. Start looking at things more like “I can” or “It is possible” if I just…
This week’s topic will be the saying "They are better than me because they are cut from a different cloth”.
Have you ever heard someone use the saying “They are cut from a different cloth” inferring that the person is better at something because it came so easy to them. I call B.S. on this. We are all cut from the same cloth, just some people have been willing to put the time and effort into what they are doing and when things didn’t go exactly the way they thought they should they didn’t give up or complain about why things didn’t work out. They found a way to overcome and persevere and become better at what they wanted to achieve.
Of course, there are some who have better means in life to be able to reach their goals, be it financial backing or a very supportive family or peer group. But what about those who didn’t have that support or help, coming from an impoverished or bad lifestyle, yet they have been able to become one of the best or renowned people in what they have chosen to do. It may have been a lot harder for these people to get where they are but they put in the work and time to get where they are and are now reaping the benefits of their hard work and determination.
We all can’t be great at everything, but we can put in the effort to become better at what we do, or maybe it’s time to find something different, maybe you haven’t found the thing in your life that will fuel your passion or desire to get up each morning and be excited about what you have to do today.
I’ll leave you with a saying that my dad told me several times. “I don’t care if you grow up and your job is to be a ditch digger, just make sure you are the best damn ditch digger you can possibly be”. My dad had lots of great sayings and he lived his life following every one of them. I have lots of great saying and stories from my father who grew up during the Great Depression and earned everything he had in life, he is sorely missed. He was one of my best friends and mentor, always had his children’s backs but would discipline when needed, and trust me the six of us needed it sometimes.
In next week’s post, we will touch on multitasking, trying to do several things at once, whether it be at work or in our personal lives. Or as I like to call it “Multitasking. How to do more than one thing half assed”.
If you have something that you see in everyday life that just wants you to shake your head or actually shake the person and say enough is enough, then we’d love to hear from you, you can write it anonymously if you’d like, just try to keep it politically correct. We are not here to bash anyone, just trying to get them understand that maybe if life is always negative then it’s time to change some things in your life to make it better.
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