excellence

Posted: June 22, 2015
By: Clay Cerny

 

I love Seth Godin’s blog. Seth writes about big issues, but he does so in simple clear language. In a post called Plenty More, he presents two options for early career professionals: work hard with a commitment to excellence or wait for success and do the least possible work. In Seth’s words, “The biggest cause of excellence is the story we tell ourselves about our work.” We become those stories.They also apply at all stages of our career, but are especially important for young people.  Whenever we tell ourselves that we’ll do it later, that we’ll do it tomorrow, or that "I’m doing the best I can," we are writing the story of our own failure. Let’s change the script and find a way to make whatever we do better. Then we’ll tell stories about our work that will make us proud.