Lessons from the Three Bricklayers.


One day, while walking down the street, a man saw three bricklayers at work. He stopped and asked each man what he was doing.

  • The first man answered gruffly, ‘I’m laying bricks.’
  • The second man replied, ‘I’m building up a wall.’
  • But the third man said enthusiastically and with pride, ‘I’m building a cathedral.'” –Author Unknown

There is a lot we can learn from this short story such attitude, thinking big, seeing the big picture et al

Lessons to be learned from the three bricklayers:

This story reveals some important characteristics of success:

Attitude – Our attitude determines our altitude, it determines how far we go in life.


“You can’t control the length of your life, but you can control its width and depth. You can’t control the contour of your face, but you can control its expression. You can’t control the weather, but you can control the atmosphere of your mind. Why worry about things you can’t control when you can keep yourself busy controlling the things that depend on you?”

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Lanre Dahunsi is an Entrepreneur/ Digital Marketing Strategist. He is the Chief Digital Strategist of Cnergy Media (A Digital Marketing Consulting Firm). He is also the Team Lead of OpportunitiesForAfricans.com: An Online portal that connect Africans to the Latest life changing opportunities. around the globe. Lanre is an Avid Reader, Life Long Learner, Self Motivated Change Agent and Language Polyglot ( He speaks English and French). Shoot Lanre a Mail : lanredahunsi@yahoo.com or mail@lanredahunsi.com