Keep Your Nose to the Grind Stone

6/18/12  The expression, “Keep your nose to the grind stone” is an old adage with the admonition to keep working hard.  This came to my mind today when corresponding with a business friend who is doing just this, while hoping for the day when the work load would be less.  It reminded me of a saying of my father who worked only for one company his entire life.  My father said the admonition was “Keep your nose to the grind stone and when it wears out, the company will get you a new one (grind stone).