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The Story of Sawdust

Last year has left us.  But it certainly lingers on.  Goals not met.  Time not well spent.  Pounds not shed.  Relationships not fostered.  2014 might of been your best year ever, but I bet there are a few things you wish you would of done different.

Fred Fuller Shedd had a way with words as the editor of the Philadelphia Bulletin.  When giving a graduating speech he asked the question, “How many of you have ever sawed wood?”  A few hands went up.   He then asked, “How many of you have sawed sawdust?”   All hands went down.

“Of course you can’t saw sawdust!” he exclaimed.  “It’s already sawed and you can’t saw it again.  When you start worrying about things that are over and done with, you’re merely trying to saw sawdust.”

And soon your 2015 goals will come and go as well.  So soon, we will start worrying about 2015; we might of started already.


All this worrying you do?  Where is it going to get you?  What goal is this achieving?

How do you stop worrying?  Encourage others.  If you are so busy encouraging others you won’t have time to worry.

And what if those worry monsters keep you awake at night?  What if you wake up so tired from all the stress of your worries?

And if that fails…sing a little song.




– Joel Fleischman.  Joel is Head Coach of the solution providers for Drexel Building Supply.  (drexelteam).   You can follow him on twitter:  @JoelmFleischman.  He has provided solutions for builders and their clients since 1996 and a whole bunch of other stuff that you probably don’t care about.