While on the treadmill this morning, I was watching "Into the Wilderness," on the History Channel (off of YouTube), transfixed by Daniel Boone's saga. How he worked to build some of the first settlements in the Kentucky territory.
I didn’t know about his family loss and sacrifice. One of his sons was captured and tortured to death for example. I also didn’t remember that while battling the dangers of the frontier, the American Revolution had also started.
Did you know that one of the reasons he went west was because he was dead broke and about to do what they called debtors’ jail time? So he made a deal with the judge to work off the debt by forging west to settle parts of Kentucky.
Talk about entrepreneurship, bravery, work ethic, determination, and on and on.
Then I remember the viral video clip of the Starbucks barista complaining and crying that they had to work all weekend. Lol. 😊
As the Founder and CEO of Riderflex, a Recruiting Firm, I see attitudes and laziness like this often in today’s world, especially with some of the younger generations.
I think it’s important to remember what some of the earlier settlers went through to build and establish the country we live in today. It puts our challenges into perspective. And for me, it gives me a little inspiration and motivation when I’m facing the modern-day challenges of running a business.
Next time you think you’re having a bad day, grab a glass of wine and flip on the history channel. You’ll feel better the next day.
We take WAY too many comforts of life for granted; I think.
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