Craft: The Elegance of Workmanship
The hard work of greatness
- Identify something in your life that is an extension of who you are and the work you do.
- Make a commitment to either stop doing it or do it to the best of your ability.
- Remember, if it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well.
- What are you doing that is not worth doing?
- What are you doing that is worth doing but that you are not doing well?
- Make a list of everything you are doing that you need to stop doing.
- Create an exit plan and execute it.
- Make a list of everything you are doing that is worth your life.
- Evaluate the quality of your work.
- Ask others to give you honest feedback, telling them your standard is excellence.
- Remember: you may never be the best in the world, but you can give the best of yourself.
- Reorganize your priorities to give more time to what you do well and drop those things you do poorly.
- Refine your skills by working with people more skilled than yourself.
- Practice, practice, practice.
- Never stop learning—never stop growing—never stop improving!
SOURCE: The Artisan Soul: Crafting Your Life into a Work of Art by Erwin McManus