Your work is a reflection of you!
When I had just started working, right after high school, I only had one aim in my mind that was to prove that I was worth it, that I deserved opportunities, that I could do extraordinary things.
And with that ambition in mind, I set off on an adventure of doing my work, pursuing objectives and just getting things done.
I had little care for quality or for what the impact of my work would be on other people. For me it was just about getting things done.
Later in my career, I was lucky enough to work with an amazing leader, who was also a very good coach. And after I handed over a few assignments in my usual zeal of getting it done fast, he told me the following:
If you continue working in a hurried fashion, without worrying about quality, soon it will become YOUR standard, and what you will be known for. Your work is a reflection of who you are. Make sure that when you hand over something, it is nothing but a masterpiece!
These words stayed with me ever since. And it is so true, isnt it?
No matter what we do in life, what good is it if its not of the best quality? Whether we are baking a cake, painting a canvas, working on a proposal, coaching a colleague what good is it if we are not giving it our best?
So heres a toast to ALWAYS doing our best, no matter what the situation is.
Stay safe, stay healthy!