If it is worth doing, it is worth doing well
Attributed toPhilip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield, during the 18th century. This quote has guided my life for as long as I can remember. If you can get into a habit of considering your options, knowing that you will give your ultimate decision your absolute all, you will start living this quote as well.
Want to do a degree? Which one? Through which institution? Once you have made up your mind, you have given your word, and then you start giving it all your attention, all your free time, doing each and every task to your absolute best.
The same in the workplace. Started in a new job? Volunteered to take on a new responsibility, or given a new one? There is only one way for you, and that is doing and giving your absolute best. Doesn’t matter if your task is to unpack the filing room and re-organise it (true story!), to do something menial to the best of your ability shows your character. Gets you noticed. For a bigger and better task.
This does not mean that you cannot sometimes fail at what you attempt. Of course you will sometimes fail, but a big part of this saying is that you will continue trying, continue in not taking no for an answer, trying, trying, trying to the absobloodlylutely limits of your capability. The beauty of this?
You learn. Every day. You learn how to manage your own mind. How to not give up and continue beyond what you thought possible. Stretching your own mind and your own resources. Making new friends along the way, perhaps even winning accolades and promotions. You learn how to be a success.
Because you never give up, and you always, ALWAYS strive to do it well.