"Thoroughness consists in doing little things as though they were the greatest things in the world."
If you act as if every task of your work is the most important thing in the world, imagine how incredible your service would be.
Yesterday, this was the mindset I had all day. I spent the entire day working on a presentation to show trainers how to navigate the new virtual training world and I worked as if this presentation was going to either make or break my career.
Even as I write this blog post, I'm tempted to "bang it out" and get on to the next topic but I must resist that. This blog post is the most important thing in the world.
So I just re-read the chapter on thoroughness to make sure I was being...well...thorough!
"The cause of common lack of thoroughness is not far to seek; it lies in that thirst for pleasure which not only creates a distaste for steady labour, but renders one incapable of doing the best work, and of properly fulfilling one's duty."
"As two objects cannot occupy the same space at the same time, so the mind that is occupied with pleasure cannot also be concentrated upon the perfect performance of duty."