Related commentaries – Commitment

Jacob Moves His Flocks to Canaan – Genesis 31:1 – 31:16

The Job Should Get The Fellow And Not The Fellow Get The Job

I often tell my people that I don’t want any fellow who has a job working for me. What I want is a fellow whom a job has. I want the job to get the fellow and not the fellow to get the job. And I want that job to get hold of this young man so hard that no matter where he is the job has got him for keeps. I want that job to have him in its clutches when he goes to bed at night, and in the morning I want that same job to be sitting on the foot of his bed telling him it’s time to get up and go to work. And when a job gets a fellow that way he’ll amount to something. (Source Unknown).