Saturday, September 13, 2008

Greatness

I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.

-- Helen Keller

5 comments:

Keetha said...

This makes me wonder - - -

SHOULD our goal be to accomplish a great and noble task?

I think rather it should simply be to obey.

But then, I'm no theologian nor a Helen Keller either.

Keetha said...

I'm back again - - -

It seems to me that if our goal is to achieve greatness our motivation is wrong.

Anonymous said...

To complete a small task to the best of your ability is great and noble. Most seem to want to do as little as possible, as quickly as possible, to just get by.

Anonymous said...

If you think you are above doing the small simple tasks, then you are anything but great and noble.

CS

Steve Gerich said...

Sounds more along the lines of desiring to make a difference in the world...to contribute. That's a worthy aspiration I think.