The people of Manitoba are known across Canada for being somewhat tough and resistant to the petty fatigue that many wimps in other parts of Canada suffer from. Now I’m not one to call people a wimp easily, but I’m a wimp compared to this Winnipeg tow truck driver, and that’s why I want to share his story with you today.
Somewhat recently I talked about a cool way to wake up at 4 AM with serious motivation. Some of us need tricks like that, but not our tow truck driving friend from Winnipeg. Oh no. All he needs is to repeat a powerful memory and he get’s all the anti-fatigue in the universe. More on that later.
In case you’re wondering, our tow truck driver’s real name is Larry. We’ve been Skype pals for almost three years now and I always knew somehow that he would have his own special on my blog one day. He really deserves it and I think he’ll be glad that you all get to benefit from his story.
Larry does some incredible things on a daily basis that prove to show how much of a champion he is. Here’s just a small list to begin:
- He wakes up at 4 A.M. everyday, even on weekends and Holidays.
- He works for one of the fastest growing tow truck companies in all of Manitoba, let alone the City of Winnipeg.
- He drives as many as 1,000 KM on a daily basis.
- He collects cars and has a total of 11 including the one he just fixed together last week.
- He’s also a mechanic who does all his own tow truck maintenance.
Now already you can get the sense that Larry isn’t your average dude. The tow truck Winnipeg company he works for has recently shown immense growth and his co-workers may not be wrong when they credit the bulk of this success to Larry’s hard work. Well, it’s nice to laud someone who deserves it, but there’s a reason we’re sharing this story here. Now’s the time to learn what you’ve been waiting for… How does Larry do it?
Larry the Winnipeg Tow Truck Driver’s Secret to Anti Fatigue!
Like briefly mentioned above, Larry doesn’t need little tricks and tips for motivation that people like me do. He has his own method and it works quite well. Larry gets up at 4 A.M. because he likes to read for a good few hours before work. He’s also prone to go to bed as late as midnight most of the time, so you’d imagine that he gets pretty tired throughout the day. And guess what? It’s true! He does get very tired, but this has little effect on him because he has a special memory of his father who was also a tow truck driver in Winnipeg many years ago.
What is Larry’s special memory?
It’s rather quite sad, actually. Before Larry’s father died of cancer, Larry, being just a young man in his early twenties at the time, listened deeply to what his father had to say on his death bed. Larry’s father said, and I quote, the following:
“My boy, remember that tree I used to pray to. I never told you why I would always go to that same tree to pray, but there’s a good reason. Your grandfather is buried there, Larry, and your grandfather was a great man. He in a lot of ways was like a tree. He was sturdy and would always reach up to the sky, bursting with motivation. If he could see you now, he’d be very disappointed. He was a stern man and even I failed to make him happy. But he taught me a valuable lesson. It should never be easy to be satisfied, son. Imagine if all it took was to drive a tow truck in Winnipeg to make someone like your grandfather happy. If that was the case, nothing of any value would ever get done in this world. Now before I leave you, I want to tell you that I, too, am very disappointed in you, boy. You sit around with your friends all day and drink beer and chase women when you could be out there helping people on the roadside with the family’s old tow truck. Now I believe you have what it takes to make me proud son, but it’ll take hard work. If you want to make me proud you got to grind, hustle and work your butt off. But you don’t got to work for yourself. You got to work for the people who need your services. There’s nothing wrong about driving a tow truck for a living. It’s a service every one needs, and it might even save more lives than doctors. So just remember that when I’m gone I’ll be watching you, and I’ll sure be hoping that on every waking day you’ll be trying to make me proud.”
Indeed! Like I said, Larry’s memory is not particularly a happy one. But it works! Every day Larry remembers this conversation he had on the side of his father’s death bed and it reminds him why he’s here. He truly believes that working for a local tow truck company in Winnipeg MB is doing a great service for the people who share his community. Who would I be to say he’s wrong?
As far as anyone can say, Larry deserves every ounce of the success he has today and it’s all thanks to making his father proud.
So there we have it. For those of us who sometimes need that hint of motivation to keep our fatigue at bay for one hour longer, I hope this powerful story about a Winnipeg tow truck driver came in handy.
Until next time, stay in that positive mindset. You can do it!