Do Your Best Work

I love the work I do. I really, really love it. I wake up excited to express myself through my work. I feel like I’m doing the thing I was born to do.

That doesn’t mean that it is always easy and that I want to do it all the time. In fact, there are times when it is incredibly difficult and even unpleasant.

I have my moments when I must just do the work. I must persevere. I’m not doing it because I love every minute of the process.

I am doing it because I agreed to do it and I am going to love the outcome. I'm doing it to become the person I want to become. I am doing it to change a little piece of someone's world.

Don’t let that mistake you. I will do more than just try. I will do more than just go through the motions. And most importantly, I will do more than what is required or expected of me.

No matter how I feel. Whether I'm loving the process or not.

And I'm not talking about working all day and night and weekends. I'm talking about the quality of the work. Not quantity.

I'm also not talking about perfectionism. I know that sometimes what I create in the time I've allotted isn't up to the quality I want.

And that's okay.

It's normal even.

That doesn't mean I didn't put in my very best effort.

And that's exactly what I'm talking about.

I will do and be my very best to over deliver in the time that I have. I will stretch myself. I will work deeply.

Even when what I create isn't perfect. I still work and plan on the next thing being the best I've ever created.

And so should you.

Make each piece of work your very best.