Whatever is worth doing at all, is worth doing well; and nothing can be done well without focus. This requires attention down to the lowest things such as the way you dress. However, nobody does it right the first time. We need to move out of our comfort zone to make this strategy perfect. In other words, enjoy doing it poorly the first time and improve yourself as you progress. There is a lot of room for improvement as long as you are open to change or to learn.
Every time I reflect on these words I cannot help but wonder how would everything change if each of us took that extra mile to do the task correctly? How many times have we faced with the need to re-do a task because it was not correct or even require someone else to revise their work for the same reason? Now, if you don’t have the time to do it right the very first time when will you find the time to do it over?
Each of us has an important job to do. Everything impacts on everything else. The job that each of us does on a daily basis is a true reflection of who we are, no matter how large or small is equally significant. Doing a job well builds pride and makes other people proud of your achievement.
This came from a commitment to do it right. Doing your job right is not a part-time approach. It means doing everything right, all of the time, or at least striving for that end result. If you are committed to doing it right and not achieve your desired outcome, you could have done it better because you’re your worst critic.
In my line of work, I met many types of people.The quality of my work already speak about my performance. I don’t want be choosy with my clients. But based on experience, I learned how to read people; which limits my desire to extend my services to them. Once the deal is closed, I expect to be paid half of my professional fee. Yet some people let me down a number of times, which is sometimes sad, but I have learned to accept that I cannot trust them to follow through on what they say they are going to do.
Friendships and deeply connected relationships survived based on trust. I lose respect for people whose word doesn’t mean anything to them. It’s okay for me if my client explain his/her circumstance. I can understand that. I can even give them a leeway at the beginning. There might be a good reason why they can’t do what they promised they were going to do. But if this happens over and over again, refrain from transacting with these type of people.