Back in College – eek, over a decade ago, I was making a cup of Celestial Seasonings tea and I noticed a quote on the box. It changed my life.
“Bread and water can so easily be toast and tea.”
I was reminded of it the other day.
Think about the effort that goes into Bread and Water.
To Make Water: Combine Hydrogen and Oxygen (two flammable gasses) to create a completely new entity – one that, when applied to a fire, doesn’t fuel it anymore, but extinguishes it.
Pfshew. That’s a lot of work. Now, let’s see what is involved in getting that turned into Tea.
To Make Tea: Heat water & Add a Tea Bag. Let sit.
My point is that oftentimes we stop short of excellence, when most of the hardest work has already been done. Of those two tasks, which is harder?
- Turning two flammable gasses into a liquid?
- Turning water into tea?
If I had to draw one of those two tasks out of a hat to perform for a million dollars, you know I’ll be thinking “Please, let it be tea!” 🙂
Strive for excellence in all things personal and professional. Offer just a touch more than the next guy. That’s usually all it takes to really stand out.
It’s oftentimes the small details that can turn a $100/month online business into a $10,000/month business, too.
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Have a wonderful week!