If You Want the Best…A Valuable Lesson from Downton Abbey

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“If you want the best, you’ve got to be the best and work at it.”

-Bill Molesley, Downton Abbey

I’ll admit that I am a sucker for British dramas. There are only two shows my wife and I actually watch and both are British dramas (Sherlock being the other).

Thankfully, there is some redeeming value to the show, such as this advice from Bill Molesley to his downtrodden son, Joseph, during Episode One of Season Four last week.

Career Advice from Molesley's Dad on Downton Abbey
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Years ago, a good friend of mine worked for me as my assistant. But this kid (I call him that because he was five years younger than me and it makes me feel older to refer to someone else as “kid”) wanted to be much more than an assistant. He had ambition and drive to be more, but he looked down on his position.

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