Mike Rowe: Eagle Scout, Uncool Guy, Doer of 'Dirty Jobs'
The letter below appears to be from a couple of years ago and has no doubt been well circulated by now, but it never hurts to share good advice. It's also linked at www.mikeroweworks.com.
Enjoy (and keep watching "Dirty Jobs," Tuesdays on Discovery Channel -- and while you're at it, read this tribute by "Jobs" producer Dave Barsky to the late Capt. Phil Harris of "Deadliest Catch"):
Dirty Jobs Mike Rowe letter
Mike Rowe, an Eagle Scout and the star of cable TV show Dirty Jobs responded to a dad's request for help in convincing his son to finish scouting with only a year and half left to go. I thought you'd be interested in his reply:
Your Dad asked me to drop you a line and say something
inspirational that might persuade you to dig down deep and find the
determination to make the rank of Eagle Scout. It's a reasonable request,
from a father who obviously wants to see his son succeed. But here's the
thing - The Eagle Award is not really meant for people who need to be dragged
across the finish line. It's meant for a select few, and I have no idea if
you have the guts to see it through.