Because it takes guts to do something differently…

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My wife skipped school in ’76 because Jimmy Carter was in St. Pete.

She asked,

“Why didn’t the school take us to see him?

After all, isn’t this an educational moment? Stopping to see a future president or at least a political rally?”

I couldn’t argue with her logic.

This is why they didn’t make the right choice:

Someone would have had to stand up and say, ” We need to take time out of our schedules and see Jimmy Carter.”

Not everyone would agree.

Some people would argue with the idea.

Not everyone would want to be inconvenienced.

Even if the principal made the decision, he would still get flack from teachers and parents and even some of the students.

Students were denied this educational opportunity because no one was willing to pull the chain on the assembly line and say,

As an educational institutional, it is our job to take advantage of this educational opportunity.

It takes guts to do what is different, however sometimes it is the wisest thing to do.

Have you ever seen someone pull the chain on the assembly line?

Have you ever pulled the chain on the assembly line for something more important?

I hope you found this article helpful.


Clark Finnical is the author of 

 Job Hunting Secrets (from someone who’s been there)

LinkedIn Strategies to Take Your Career to the Next Level , 

 12 Lies Told To Job Seekers,

 How to Stand Out: From All of the Other Candidates

What No One Told You About Job Titles and Your Job Search  

The Job Loss Mind Game: What Really Happened And What You Need to Do Now


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