Is it possible to perform our jobs at extraordinarily high levels day in and day out?
We would hope our surgeon does. Or the general contractor building our home. Or our child’s school teacher. Or our elected officials. But what about our personal responsibility?
I always listen for the choice of words people use after the classes I teach are over. Hearing “that was really good”, “enjoyed it”, “you did a good job” is significantly different than “that was amazing”, “perfect”, “it was excellent!”
Yesterday was exceptional. Always aim for it. Feel blessed when you nail it.
“I knew if this business was ever to get anywhere, if this business was ever to grow, it could never do it by having to answer to someone unsympathetic to it’s possibilities, by having to answer to someone with only one thought or interest, namely profits. For my idea of how to make profits has differed greatly from those who generally control businesses such as ours. I have a blind faith in the policy that quality, tempered with good judgement and showmanship, will win out against all odds”.
If Walt Disney could have envisioned how successful his business philosophy would ultimately become and how far it would take The Walt Disney Company, maybe he would have found a way to quit smoking.