This is the first of a series of motivational thoughts by 5th and 6th grade students.
Accuracy: a treasure in life. Anyone can use accuracy, and anyone who does tasks everyday should use it. However, a person has to develop this treasure to use the skill. It lies hidden in a temple, buried in the thick jungle of life.
Those who set out to reach the treasure need a few necessities to make it there. Snapping fingers and saying “Give me accuracy now” won’t give accuracy to a person. They must take a pocket knife of concentration, a rope of optimism, a tent of practice, and a supply kit of encouragement. The knife brings down the jungle beasts of distraction, trying to stop one’s quest to achieve the treasure of accuracy. The rope of optimism swings a seeker across the canyon of doubt. The tent of practice keeps one out of the jungle night, and getting lost in the journey as a consequence. The supply kit of encouragement keeps one from turning back, to keep on track. If someone uses these tools on the quest to develop accuracy, they will certainly succeed.
“If a man is called a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or as Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and Earth will pause and say, ‘Here lived a streetsweeper who did his job well,’” Martin Luther King Jr.