The Ringmaster Who Started It All

July 5th is the birth date of P.T. Barnum. In addition to his notoriety as an American showman, businessman, scam artist and entertainer, he is best remembered for founding the circus that became the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

When it comes to quotes by him, most of us remember, "There's a sucker born every minute." However, like him or not, Barnum knew how to get things done and was willing to work tirelessly to make his plans (and schemes) a reality. Another quote by him reads, Whatever you do, do it with all your might. Work at it, early and late, in season and out of season, not leaving a stone unturned, and never deferring for a single hour that which can be done just as well now.

How would the effort you are putting into your work today measure up to Barnum's quote?

Jones Loflin