Pride of Performance

Three people were laying bricks. A passerby asked them what they were doing. 
The first one replied, "Don't you see I am making a living?" 
The second one said, " Don't you see I am laying bricks?"
 The third one said, "I am building a beautiful monument"
Here are three people doing the same thing but who had totally different perspectives on what they were doing. They had three different attitudes about their work. And would their attitude affect their performance? The answer is clearly YES.

Pride comes from within., it is what gives the winning edge. 
Excellence comes when the performer takes pride in doing his best.