Different Perspectives

This is a well known story yet I continue to use it when challenging people about the business they are in and helping them to see the bigger picture.


There once were three stone-cutters.

The first, when asked by a stranger about what he is doing, says, „Can’t you see I’m cutting stones?” The stranger quickly moves off.

He comes upon a second who, when asked about what he is doing, says, „I’m working for income so I can take care of my family.” The stranger moves on.

He comes upon the third stone-cutter who, when asked about what he is doing, says with a smile and affirmation, „I’m building a cathedral. Each stone I cut is placed into a house of praise that will be here centuries after I am gone.”

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