Think about your work (your contribution).
Whether or not you feel lucky with what you’ve been given (or earned) as your opportunity for work, you’re ultimately just a steward of it for a relatively brief period in time.
It will be handed off to someone else at some point.
If you thought of that work as something that will be put in a box and eventually given to someone else, what would you want the recipient to think when they opened it up?
Wouldn't you want it to be something that's difficult to improve on?
Wouldn’t you want them to crack open that box ... look in ... smile ... and whisper to themselves ... “Wow ... that’s great work”?
“Pursue, keep up with, circle round and round your life as a dog does his master's chaise. Do what you love. Know your own bone; gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it, and gnaw it still. Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life so. Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something.”
Henry David Thoreau | 1817 – 1862 |
American writer & philosopher