Life Lesson #31: Always do your best work.
You will never know the full impact that your work has on others – so why not do your best in all that you do? Doing less than your best takes a toll on everyone around you.
There seems to be less pride in one’s work in today’s society versus past generations – perhaps it has something to do with the “speed” of the world these days.
The project you are working on – do your best work.
That presentation you have to give – do your best work.
The conversation you are going to have with your co-worker – do your best work.
Your interactions with every customer or guest you come across – do your best work.
In all things you do – why not do your best work? Everything you do and say is a reflection of you – so how do you want to be remembered?
Become an expert in your work/field and always deliver your best – don’t turn something over to someone else unless it has been “stamped” with your very best work.
You are being rewarded to do your best, not to just play a role. That takes time and commitment, in fact, the Harvard Business Review has found that there are 3 things that lead to you being an Expert in your field/work:
1. Deliberate practice towards improvements on your strengths/weaknesses in the field of work.
2. Consistent coaching/feedback on your performance.
3. 10,000 hours or 10 years of time – experience doing the work.
Put the work in – become an expert – and continue to share your gifts and talents with the world by doing your best work.