As you start another week, let's put this quote from Steve Jobs in perspective. I want you to think about it from two points of view.
1. When you commit to being that "yardstick of quality" you have the opportunity to make someone else's day incredibly better. They aren't used to excellence finding a way into their life, and you get to do just that. Wherever you work, whatever you do…every ounce of your output directly impacts a customer's interaction with it. Why not "delightfully surprise" them with an incredible experience? Just because you can.
2. When you commit to being that "yardstick of quality" you have the opportunity to honor your employer. Yes, I realize that this one can be hard sometimes. But the fact is, you have a job…and doing anything less than your absolute best doesn't just cheat your employer out of what they are investing in you. Hear me when I say this next part. It cheats you out of becoming the best possible version of you, too. Some days are hard. Some are easy. But excellence isn't measured based on circumstances.
Doing excellent work every minute of every day is a habit you develop. And it becomes more a part of who you are when you realize it's not just about what you want to do…
but what you get to do everyday.
Start your week with this thought…and let it inform your approach to work.
You don't have to go to work…
you get to go to work.
Now go crush it.
Make someone's day run straight into your excellence!
Fair warning…you are going to find out that it's addicting to crush your work everyday with excellence.
Have a GREAT start to your week!
From the desk of our founder, Brett W. Gould.
Brett W. Gould