chapter 2The Engaged Difference

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Three bricklayers work side by side. Each one picks up a brick, spreads it with mortar, and sets it in place. A little boy asks them, "What are you doing?"

The first bricklayer says, "I'm putting one brick on top of another. Isn't that obvious?"

The second says, "I'm building a wall for the west side of a church."

The third says, "I'm creating a cathedral. It will stand for centuries and inspire people to do great deeds."

This simple story has two key variables—the approach and the outcome. Consider these questions that deal with both approach and outcome:

Which bricklayer was just looking forward to quitting time?

Which one was focused only on ...

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