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Stray thought

Know when good enough is good enough.

While excellence is something to be proud of, cherished, and most important of all, marketed, it isn’t always important. At the risk of sounding like I’m championing mediocrity, there are any number of tasks you face in business whose measure of quality is that they got done, period.

By all means, do them as well as time permits, whether the task is a courtesy touch-back with the job applicants who didn’t get your open position or cleaning up around the office coffeepot. But pursuing excellence in tasks like these simply guarantees that other tasks, which also just need to get done, won’t.

So make sure you know when good enough is good enough.

And when it isn’t.

– Bob

[Advice Line by Bob Lewis]