Recently I received a letter for a questionnaire to fill out from the Ministry of the Attorney General asking me to be a prospective juror.
I'll admit, I wasn't happy about it. Mostly because I am a an entrepeneur and self-employed business owner.
Fear was my inital response.
I didn't want to take time off work; even for a civil duty.
Chances of me actually being chosen are probably slim, but there is still a chance.
Then something interesting happened....I spoke with one of my students who is a Judge here in town.
She said, "What an honour! Congratulations!"
I looked at her dumb-founded.
She continued, "Many people tell me it is a life altering experience. They learn so much about themselves and the system."
"But its such a huge responsibility!"
"Tell me about it," she replied. "Just realize you are a huge part of the person's journey. And just maybe you will have made a difference."
After speaking with her, in less than 5 minutes, my entire attitude changed about being a member of a jury.
Shift your perspective. Change your life!