Like the masterpiece of a fine craftsman, our excellent work creates lasting impressions. This is the law of excellence at work.
“If you give the world your best, the world gives its best in return.” Good words: for the aspiring middle school flute player, the studying college student, the busy housewife, the first time employee, the struggling writer, and the executive looking for the next rung on the ladder.
There are principles in work and life that are so consistent that you could call them laws. One of them is the Law of Excellence. Our best work invites the best results, the best opportunities, the best careers, the best relationships, the best experiences, etc.
Sometimes when we are discouraged about our situation, it is easy to blame outside circumstances or others for our condition. Most likely, though, the solution to our problems is staring at us in the mirror.
What good news! This means that we are not at the mercy of the whims of others. Rather, we can improve our current situation by acknowledge and applying this simple law.
We can progress toward the people we want to be by tapping into this Law of Excellence. Don’t settle for good enough, don’t compare your work to your neighbors.
Simply ask yourself, “Is this my best?” When we take the time to produce our best work, we are actually defining the type of opportunities that we’ll have tomorrow. Doing your best work is a pretty cool way to chart your future!
My Best always trumps Good Enough.