More Responsibility = More Money


A man hired a boy to chop wood. All day he chopped away until eventually he was done in half the time the boss figured he would be done. So the boss had nothing much else to give him so he gave him a pile of potatoes and he said separate the rotten potatoes in one pile, the good potatoes in the other.

The boy finished the pile of potatoes and said to his boss that he quits. The boss surprised said “no, you can’t do that. You’re a great worker, I’ll pay you more.” The man asked “why are you quitting?” and the boy said “too many decisions”.

People want money and credit but they often fear taking responsibility for decisions.
I can’t tell you how many opportunities I’ve given people and they’re afraid to take them.

Making decisions means they may get it wrong and fail – something school taught us is very bad.

Responsibility is the tradeoff for more money. Failing just means you’re trying hard. Don’t be scared, take it and run with it.

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