I came across this quote today and had to share it:
“Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.” – Willa A. Foster
Man, doesn’t that ring true? Not just quality at work but in every facet of life. I thought about how Willa’s words might apply to various aspects of life: fitness, time with family, hobbies, etc. There are some many priorities competing for our time and attention but which priorities get a “quality commitment” from us? I immediately though about a good friend of mine (who shall remain nameless to protect the guilty). Every time we grab something to eat, or a cup of coffee, he is glued to his cell phone. Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Clash of Clans…the list goes on. What’s his focus and intention during that time? I’ve been there too, guilty of prioritizing electronic communication over REAL communication. But, is that quality time spent? I would say, NO. This is just one example of where our lack of “high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution,” causes us to fall short of the quality we want in our life and relationships. Where are you lacking quality? How can you fix it?
I’m asking myself the same! ;-).