27 Aug Should you always get your hands dirty?

Here’s a story. A new lieutenant in charge of engineers tasked with building a bridge wanted to impress his men, so he jumped in and starting doing the hard work. The lieutenant’s colonel appeared on the hill overlooking the river. With cigar in hand, he called the lieutenant up. Without saying a word, the colonel motioned for the lieutenant to sit. The silence made the lieutenant uncomfortable because it seemed to last a long time. After a while, the lieutenant noticed his men had not selected the best spot to build the bridge, and that they were using a dated method for construction that would cost valuable time. Upon noticing that, the lieutenant said to the colonel, “Sir, I think…” The colonel abruptly interrupted him before he could say another word and said, “Exactly!” and walked away.

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