“Whatever your life's work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
I was writing a book review over the weekend that centers on the idea that if you can't be the best in the world at what you're doing, you should quit. There are multiple messages in the book, but after figuring out what the thing is that you can be best at, the real secret is just doing the absolute best you can.
That's why competition isn't nearly so hard to overcome as we fear. If we're playing the right game, and playing to win, ultimately we can and will. Dr. King was a smart man and equally as hardworking. He knew what games he was playing and who he was playing them for and against.
It's hard to compare a business and its mission to the mission of someone like Dr. King, but this blog isn't meant for political opinions or ideals. It's just a way for me to deal with the day to day of life. And that happens to be what his work was about. Helping a group of people to not only deal with their day to day, but to change it. To improve it.
What better way to improve your life than to determine what your life's work is and do it better than any other person will do it? The deeper question is what is your life's work. Start with that question and you'll find something that you can't help being the best in the world at.
Book review coming this weekend...