Do It Better

Wise words from David V. Bush to help you discover how to get ahead. We often wonder how to get that promotion or how to be noticed at our work. This poem says it all.

The poem is also a good one to share at graduation to give the graduate words to help them succeed in life.

Do It Better
by David V. Bush

There's just one certain way to climb up to the top,
Where there's plenty of room to expand,
Where each thing's more congenial and not quite so menial,
With chances to think and command;
It is simple, yet not for the shirk or the drone
Whom the bonds of dull indolence fetter.
For the way to get there in foul weather or fair
Is to work just a little bit better!

There's promotion ahead — will the honor be yours,
Or be left for some "luckier" neighbor?
For it rests with just you what the future will do
To reward your industrious labor.
The man who mounts high, leaving others behind,
Must be never a whiner or fretter;
For we don't reach the goal with a sorrowful soul,
But by working a little bit better!

There is work you can do, and how well it is done
Is for you and you only to say;
But who does it the best will stand first in the test
That leads on to the bright better way.
So buckle right down to outdo your own past,
And each moment toil square to the letter;
For the prize-winning man sticks to one golden plan,
And works just a little bit better!

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