The difference between doing a good job and doing a great job is so small. In fact, it is so small it makes no sense to stop at good when you can be great!
Don’t stop at good, go all the way to great.
When I was in the first grade, the teacher Mrs. Scott told us that instead of working hard to get even with someone, we should work harder to get ahead. She was talking about our school work and how we should always do our best. She told us not to work to get even with our peers. She said we should work hard to do our best and get ahead of where we had ever been before.
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As children we are taught to do a good job, so we work hard and put in the work to do a good job. It is not easy to do a good job. Often, it is hard, really hard to do a good job. When we do our best and put in good work it often makes us tired, emotionally and physically. But, we push forward, we still work to do a good job. We push to do a good job because it is the bare minimum that is expected from people of good moral fiber. We push to do a good job because we desire to give the best of ourselves to the world.
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At the school my children attend a good grade is a 92. If a child gets a 92 on an exam, it is a “B” which is a perfectly good grade. If that same child did a little more work and got a 93 on an exam, it is an “A” which is an excellent grade. Just a little more work means that child would go from good to excellent. Much of life is like that. The hard work is in doing a good job. Since all the hard work has been done, it makes sense to do just a little more work to be excellent.
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