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In Search of Excellence – Part 2 of 2

May 8, 2008

If you missed yesterday’s science lesson you need to go back and review this post. (Go ahead, science is fun!)

We have all read books, blogs, etc. about giving it your all.  Give it 100%. Never slow down. Whatever you do, do it with all your heart. Those are all good, but one key component that often gets overlooked is for us to recognize our human nature.

Our business is very seasonal. We get very busy in the summer and slow down in the winter. One thing we all fight is the tendency to slow down our pace based on the workload that we have in front of us. We adjust our effort based on the task at hand.

As we learned yesterday with the Coke example, God designed us this way! It is in our nature to examine a task and determine the amount of effort it will take to perform it. It works perfectly. As spectacular as this works in our muscle control, it can hinder us in our everyday lives. If we identify this as part of our human nature, it will make it easier to overcome.

Understand that you will have to fight your natural tendency to slow down if you think you can get it done with anything less than maximum effort. Don’t let your perception of a task determine how hard you are going to attack it!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 8, 2008 7:40 am

    This is a great analogy — something worth thinking about today.

    I was quite fascinated with the idea our brain knows how much effort something will take, like the Coke can!

    (science IS cool)


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