“If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as a Michaelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, ‘Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Ok, let’s get real.
What parent dreams about their child becoming a street sweeper? Hmm… I’m going to go out on a limb here and say, not many of us. (even if they are GREAT street sweepers) But doesn’t someone have to sweep the streets? I know you’re thinking it. Well, of course, the losers sweep streets, not the hard working and the well educated. No one chooses to sweep streets, do they?
So as we prepare our children for their future, what are we preparing them for? Greatness! We want them to do things that are marvelous, spectacular, amazing… We want them to be successful.
So what is success?