How To Work With ExcellenceBy April D'Angelo On March 18, 2010 Under Featured Post, Leadership
When it comes to working with excellence Howard W. Newton said it best, “People forget how fast you did the job- but they remember how well you did it.”
In order to really be committed to anything you have to be dedicated to the job well done. Nothing is quite as inspiring or motivating as caring about the details. Being a master craftsman at whatever it is you do. Choosing to follow this road is what sets the good apart from the best.
Anyone who is really looking to achieve new levels of success must be committed to excellence. Looking back at some examples of those truly dedicated you will find people like Michelangelo who were totally driven on by excellence to complete the task no matter how long it took or how difficult it was. A person who is committed to excellence wants others to inspect all the details. They work hard and are not trying to cover things up. Taking pride in what you do will inspire you to fine tune all your skills so you can produce your very best. Working with excellence is doing your very best in every area in every way. I believe you will find that when you put your whole heart into something then you won’t let your head talk you out of it when it gets difficult.
This is the kind of commitment that will take you where the half hearted will never go.
Remember nearly 75 percent of success is simply showing up! There are two common ways people tend to approach their daily commitments. They either focus on the internal or the external. Those who focus on the external believe it is their conditions that determine whether or not they keep their commitments. Of course with kind of mindset their level of commitment is constantly changing.
On the other hand those who make their moves based on the internal, focus more on their choices. Every choice they make becomes a turning point that will either compromise or confirm their commitments. When moments like these arise throughout the day you will be able to recognize them because;
a) a personal decision will be required
b) making this decision will cost you something
c) there will be others likely influenced by it
You cannot control the people around you. And you cannot control your circumstances. But you alone can control your choices. By focusing on this and making these choices with integrity you will keep a close monitor on your level of commitment throughout the day. And it is your level of commitment each day that determines your life a success.