The New Article On Humility

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Half Pint's Comment
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I just wanna say thank you G-town for a well written article. I saw myself in some of that and I saw things I need to work on.

I've recently decided to drop flatbed, some of the reasons I won't go into here, but one of the reasons I will elaborate on. I'm 53. It was really hard to swallow that my older, physical, self doesn't want to get on the band wagon with those 8 ft drop lumber tarps. Talk about a hard pill to swallow. Man... Flatbed was my goal and while I did do it for a few months I still felt like a failure. Part of that was my pride.

There are other things I saw in the way I view certain aspects of my job. Like "competition". I've seen it out here but I thought I was right and I've absolutely balked at the idea to compete.

Also, the idea of change. I ran one way with my previous company and now I have to run differently. I've balked at that too. Both of those have hurt me in the long run. And I've allowed it to happen. It's time I switched things up.

If you haven't read it yet, do yourself a favor and take a look. Maybe none of it will apply to you. But it sure doesn't hurt us to take a look at our mentality and shove that thermometer up our keester and check our vitals.

I decided to revisit that article from time to time and give myself a check-up from the neck up. It's that good.

Thanks again G-town.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
RealDiehl's Comment
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Man... Flatbed was my goal and while I did do it for a few months I still felt like a failure. Part of that was my pride.

Hey, you went for it, right? That's a win in my book. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

PJ's Comment
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Don’t ever put yourself down for trying something new!! Everything in life is a learned behavior. If you don’t try, then you will never give yourself that chance to learn. As human beings we each have our preferences. You tried flatbed, found it wasn’t for you. Commendable in my opinion. Now your learning something different... This industry is very diverse, each of us just have to find our niche!!good-luck.gif

G-Town's Comment
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Thanks Half-Pint. Glad you found the article useful.

And like PJ pointed out, you deserve credit for trying flatbed and having the sense to realize it wasn’t well suited for you.

Safe travels.

Marc Lee's Comment
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Yes, thanks G-Town. That one rocked!

G-Town's Comment
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Yes, thanks G-Town. That one rocked!

Thank you Marc!

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