The Sharpest Spoon In The Drawer:
Why a sharp spoon?
A sharp spoon sounds pretty useless. Especially in a drawer full of utensils. We are all utensils. Some of us are spoons, some are knives, others forks. Beyond that, some of us are very specialized tools. A bottle opener, corkscrew, or straw.
Aspire to be more than you are.
Don’t settle for being just a fork. Or just a runner. Or just a triathlete. Do more. Deadlifts, push ups, suicide runs. Even if you aren’t good at it, do it anyway. Be more than a fork.
When it comes to cutting meat, I’ll pick a knife, no questions asked. If I need someone to run 8 miles and then be done for the day, I’ll pick a runner.
But what if I need someone who can haul sandbags after the 8 mile run? That is when I start looking for that utensil that can do more than one thing. I start looking for the sharp spoon.
You see, while a spoon is ideal for eating soup or cereal, if you sharpen the edge of the spoon, it can cut meat. It may not be your first choice for a salad, but it can get the job done.
Do things you’re not good at. Be the sharpest spoon in the drawer.