I was going through my emails today and came across this piece of advice from Seth’s blog. I found its incites had struck a chord within me. I Have always had the philosophy that whatever One does make that gesture an art form. When I am cooking I try to make the experience a new creation. Starting from concept to finish (on the table), I am exploring all of my five senses hoping to compose another great meal.
The blog I created is about doing the extra work. And YES, it is a privilege. Enjoy!
From: Seth’s Blog:
Do the extra work not because you have to but because it’s a privilege.
Get in early.
Sweep the floor without being asked.
Especially when it’s not your turn.
Not because you want credit or reward. Because you can.
The industrialist wants to suck everything out of you. Doing extra work as a cog in an industrial system is a fool’s errand.
For the rest of us, the artist and the freelancer and the creator, we know that the privilege of doing the extra work is the work itself.
The habit of doing more than is necessary can only be earned through practice. And the habit is priceless.