Whatever we are doing – at work or play – for fun or pay, if we want optimum results in anything, don’t we need to give our optimum effort?
Doesn’t the issue, project task or person deserve that, need that?
At work it’s easy construct, easily measured qualitatively and quantitatively. Can’t the same be said of our personal lives? Did we get optimum results from that family vacation, weekend with our partner, day with our child? Looking back I know my shortcomings were always most telling, and lacking, on the personal side. At work I took corrective action. At home I didn’t. I can’t go back and fix what I didn’t fix. Can’t re-plough that ground? Or can I?
There is nothing we can’t do, or do over, or do better if we try if it matters enough.
Where is our attention, our focus? Do we eyes on the prize, giving focused attention.
Think of the most focused you’ve been on the best project/effort you’ve ever made.
Think about the connection between that unwavering focus and successful results. Now, ask whether that level of focus shows up in other things? Why not?