I’m long overdue for a blog! Life happens and it’s tough to get back in the blogging saddle. I suppose there was a little writer’s cramp in there too, but I’m not going to post something just for the sake of posting something. I need to be inspired, which hopefully will inspire others to read.
ON-3 is becoming a real adventure. There is so much to do and so many hats to wear. Part of me wants to be on a beach somewhere but the majority of me loves the challenge of starting this new business. It is truly a roller coaster and I can’t tell you how important it is to have a business partner who shares ideals, philosophies and drive. It’s also important to have a partnership where all members are willing to do what it takes to strive for excellence.
Excellence is not achieved on the first iteration. It’s about repetition and making adjustments. Striving for excellence is not for the faint of heart because it is frustrating to work hard on an idea or task to only find that it needs to be tweaked, redone or totally canned.
I am building a screened-in porch which is basically an addition to my house. My wife doesn’t understand why it is taking forever. Aside from the fact that I am fitting it in between all my other responsibilities, what my wife doesn’t understand is that I am striving for excellence. I use screws in my construction because I have to “unscrew” a lot. There are many in the construction business that can achieve excellence without so much unscrewing. But, it’s like the saying “professionals make it look easy.” They make it look easy because they have already done their fair share of unscrewing.
Those who don’t unscrew (and re-screw) are just completing the task; they aren’t really interested in achieving excellence or doing the job right. So don’t be afraid to “unscrew”. Excellence will be the result!