I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble. (Helen Keller, disability overcomer)
Remembering what Helen Keller overcame in her life to receive worldwide recognition for her achievements makes us marvel at her humility. She may have thought of her accomplishments as “small tasks,” but she offers sound advice to all of us who will likely never receive the acclaim she did. Our “duty,” indeed, is to think of our tasks as great and noble—because they are.
Whatever you do, do well (Ecclesiastes 9:10). Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people (Colossians 3:23).