Aesop & Business: Whatever You Do, Do With All Your Might

The Boy and the Nettles

A BOY was stung by a Nettle.  He ran home and told his Mother,

saying, “Although it hurts me very much, I only touched it

gently.”  “That was just why it stung you,” said his Mother.  “The

next time you touch a Nettle, grasp it boldly, and it will be

soft as silk to your hand, and not in the least hurt you.”

“Whatever you do, do with all your might.”

In the business world, dipping your toe into an idea or a new effort will very rarely yield extraordinary results.  You must go after every project as if your overall career success depends on it…Because it does.  Your reputation is built on a pattern of results, and quite frankly, you will be successful a higher percentage of time if you put 100% into everything.  Make up your mind, develop a strategy, execute, and reap the rewards.

About Todd Hagopian (@ToddHagopian)

Todd Hagopian received his BA from Eastern Michigan University with a major in Political Science. After graduation, he worked as a Financial Advisor and a Bank Manager before returning to school. He attended Michigan State University, where he completed an MBA with a double-major in Finance and Marketing. Todd is now a Senior Product Development Manager for a Fortune 500 company. He frequently writes about business issues, social media strategy, and political issues that he finds important. Enjoy the blog!

Posted on December 30, 2011, in Aesop's Fables & Business and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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