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Well Done!

b2ap3_thumbnail_j0387533In everything that you do, the words in the title of this post should be your mantra.  It’s the old cliché, “If it’s worth doing at all, it’s worth doing it right.” And, my parents always added three words to that cliché and they did it with great emphasis:  “the first time.”

Think about those things in your life that you are most proud of.  My bet is that in each case it was something that was well done.  Conversely, when you think of those things you aren’t proud of they are probably and inevitably going to be things you didn’t do so well.

Now, all of this might seem to be too logical, too simple or even boring!  Well, regardless you can’t achieve a life well-lived if every aspect of it isn’t well done.  Given that fact, my question to you is if you’re going to live your life anyway, why wouldn’t you want to make it well-lived?  It’s not a question of being harder.  Hard is living a life in misery because you aren’t putting forth the effort to make it well-lived!

Please forgive the limerick but:  Well done is more fun when you’re done.  And, oh by the way, a related thought is as said by Benjamin Franklin:  “Well done is better than well said.”

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