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A sensational speech: ‘Make sure your servant’s towel is bigger than your ego’

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This is superb: an excerpt from the commencement speech delivered recently by motivational speaker Rick Rigsby. 

This speech was delivered at California State University’s Maritime Academy in October:

Raised by a humble man, Rigsby said that his father also taught him a thing or two about pride and ego. Giving the example of champion UCLA basketball coach John Wooden, who was known to grab a broom from the closet and sweep the gym floor himself after practices, he explained that one must “make sure your servant’s towel is bigger than your ego,” for “ego is the anesthesia that deadens the pain of stupidity.” More over, “pride is the burden of a foolish person.”

“You want to make an impact,” he asked. “Every day of your life, find your broom. You grow your influence that way… If you’re going to do a job, do it right… good enough isn’t good enough if it can be better and better isn’t good enough if it can be best.”

Watch the video above. It says it all.

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