Winning isn’t everything. Well. Actually it is. Being happy is winning. Being satisfied is winning. Being nice to your significant other is winning. I was reading the other day when I saw the words. Solid work doesn’t always win first place, but it’s always rewarding. And I thought to myself… You know, a silver medal isn’t that bad.
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Years ago I worked for Motorola. It was my first big Enterprise job. Our location had over 500 employees. As typical the offices were laid out in big company form. Around the perimeter were the director offices, executive offices and the conference rooms. In the middle of the office was the ever common seal of cubicles.
I was having a conversation with a client yesterday. She was talking about a small task that she does on a daily basis. I said… You know that’s not your highest and best use? She smiled and said something to the effect of… If you only knew the amount of things that I do that are not my highest and best use.