Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Attitude for 16th March 2011

“Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude” by Ralph Marston.

Everybody wants quality in any kind of service, work, and business. That’s why everybody wants talented people to have around. In my country employers would want their employees to have a graduation certificate from some university. A certificate would indicate that a person is skillful to do a job and do it qualitatively. So, most of young people try to get any kind of higher education. And they get one. However, I see that this kind of approach decreases their motivation to achieve something greater beyond their university diploma.

Getting a ‘warm place’ becomes an ultimate goal. When they get one, they go to their work because they have to, not because they want to. How can they do a qualitative job with this kind of attitude? In order to produce something qualitative you have to put all of your heart into it. A talented guy with an attitude of indifference would hardly create something that you could call excellent. This type of attitude will always be marked by superficial efforts and deplorable results. 

You need an attitude of excellence in order to achieve excellent results. Anything less than that won’t do. Put your whole heart into whatever job you do, even if it is not the job that you like. You are on your way to the job of your dreams, so do the one that you have now as if you were doing the one that you desire to have. That’s how you start and continue on the path to excellence. It’s all about your attitude.

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