A poem to encourage us to always do our best and never think that any task is beneath us. William Arthur Ward expresses a key to success in this poem.
The poem encourages us to use our abilities to the best that we can, to be of service to others, and be willing to do the chores set before us. So often, we
see people striving for success in life but not willing to put in the work to achieve it. Or, not willing to start at the bottom and work their way up, they
want to start at the top - but life doesn't work that way! Be encouraged by Mr. Ward's verses to do what needs to be done.
Transform The Common Task
Poet: William Arthur Ward
Do you seek nobility?
Do you want your work to last?
Using your ability
Just transform the common task.
If you want a famous name
Here is what the world would ask,
"Will you strive to play the game
And transform the common task?"
Would you give to life your best?
Shall your service upward soar?
Here again is still the test . . .
Will you do the common chore?