The Pot Roast Story

A guy goes to a dinner party. He introduces himself to the hostess, who’s in the kitchen, cooking a pot roast. He notices that before she puts it in the oven, she cuts off the ends of the pot roast, puts it in the pan, and puts the pan in the oven.

“Out of curiosity,” the man says, “Why’d you cut off the ends of the pot roast?”

“That’s the way my mother taught me,” she says.

It turns out her mother is at the party, so the man follows up with her.

“Why do you cut off the ends of the pot roast?” he asks.

“That’s the way my mother taught me,” she says.

Turns out the grandmother’s at the party, too. So the man goes up to her.

“That’s the way my mother taught me,” she says.

Amazingly, the very old great-grandmother is also at the party. So the man asks her.

“Why do you cut the ends off the pot roast?” he says.

“I had a very small roasting pan. I used to have to cut off the ends to make it fit in the pan.”

Are you doing the same things over and over again just because they've been what you've done before?

Just because it's the way you have always done it, doesn't mean it's the most efficient way to do it.

That is why I say you must adapt to the changes presented to you. Do not be afraid of embracing the new because it may be greater than you could ever imagine. And, never forget what it used to be like because change is what leads to better things.


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