Today I have a great little story for you with a great message.
There was a bakery with a large clock on the inside wall that faced out towards the sidewalk. The baker noticed that every morning an older gentleman walked by, took out his pocket watch and set the time according to his wall clock.
This went on for over 10 years. One day the baker was waiting outside when the gentleman with the pocket watch came up to perform his daily ritual. After watching the gentleman set his watch, the baker spoke to him. “I have watched you set your pocket watch to my clock every morning for the last 10 years. I was wondering why you do this.”
“Well”, the gentleman responded, “I am the foreman at the lumber yard, 2 blocks north of here and I am responsible for setting the time clock whistle to 5:00 o’clock so that all the workers in the yard know that it’s quitting time. So I set my watch to your clock each morning to make sure it is accurate.”
The baker stood back in shock. “Oh my”, he replied. “I have been setting my clock to that whistle every day for the last 10 years.”
The point of this story is this: know who you are following and that they know what they are talking about!