“The most effective way to do it is to do it.” Amelia Earhart
Have you ever thought about surprising yourself by what you might accomplish? I hope so.
There is a commercial on TV that has actors responding “Good enough, I think.” Is “good enough” a metric you want associated with you,,,by you? And, another term for good enough is “mediocrity”. It seems to me that in too many things, the height of mediocrity is at an all-time low these days.
“Quitting” is becoming popular. Frustrated with your job? Do you take it out on those around you? Well, get over it. Can I say that? I just did. Why can I say it? Because there’s somebody out there who wants your job. Don’t want to go to work today? Then don’t. (IKR, Pat’s on a rampage today. Where’s this going?) There is somebody out there who will take your place without batting an eye in hesitation.
If you are from the “everybody gets a participation medal” group, look around and see how many peers and co-workers did not. Make a commitment and invest in yourself in the work you do. It will make a difference. You might even keep score of how often your actions validate your values. When your behaviors match your words it feels pretty good. You ought to try it.
And, if you’re still holding out on Amelia’s challenge, look around you once again. Take notice of how many people, not too many steps away, might be struggling with a life-changing illness, of change in family status, or life-crisis of any kind. Would you change places? Again, “The most effective way to do it is to do it.”
Try to find a better attitude, if you subscribe to “good enough”. You’re worth more than that…and so are the people you supervise. Step up.
And to close, allow me to quote Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys, (They were popular a few years back, OK, more than a few.) “Beware the lollipop of mediocrity; lick it once and you’ll suck forever.” (It will come to you later…)The most effective way