It’s a quick and easy read. The author discusses his mailman Fred, as a role model of “excellence, wisdom, and dedication,” for taking what’s ordinary in life and turning it into the extraordinary.
I have been taught by my teachers that anything we do, we should do it with excellence – in both the actual action and the mental and emotional state we are doing the action in.
This book was a nice reminder of that- we don’t have to let the past weigh us down as the book says, but can actually “reinvent ourselves regularly”- meaning, it’s okay to change for the better. We each have value in what we do, and if we don’t see it, then we need to create that value for ourselves and for others around us.
I think as I start out this week, I’m going to ask myself, “Is my best self being reflected through my work and interactions with those around me?” And if not, seek to improve.