Did you hear the story about Walter Carr’s walk to work?
If not, you can watch the video and read about it here.
(It is worth the few minutes. You may need some Kleenex too.)
Walter’s vehicle broke down the day before his first day of work at a moving company.
He did not want to miss this opportunity. He decided to start the 20-mile walk the night before his job to make sure he could get to the customer’s house he was scheduled to help pack up and move the next day.
He walked most of the night and understandably, his legs were tired.
While taking a break to rest, two police officers stopped to talk to him.
His story inspired them.
Carr told the officers that “he was determined to make the long journey to make it to his first day of work because…. I didn’t want to defeat myself.”
“I didn’t want to defeat myself.”
Watching the newscast and reading some articles about it later, this young gentleman inspires me.
It’s not just his perseverance to get to the job that inspires me.
I’m inspired because he knew what he wanted to create.
He was creating an opportunity that he didn’t want to give up on and he knew people depended on him to be there.
What transpires next in his story is heart-warming.
(Click on the link to watch the video.)
What are you unwilling to give up on regarding your career?
What are you willing to walk 20 miles for in your career?
Throughout our careers, we face many opportunities and situations.
Each opportunity results in a particular outcome.
That outcome is neither good or bad, it just is.
And from that opportunity, comes the next opportunity and so on.
- What is your next advancement opportunity?
- What does it look like?
- How committed are you to creating that next advancement opportunity?
You get to define your next advancement opportunity! It doesn’t have to be anything other than what you want it to be. When you decide, or if you have decided on it already, go after it with as much passion, excitement, and energy possible. After all, you get to control what your career path looks like. Make it something you want!
What inspires you about Walter’s story? Comment in the box below and share your thoughts.