Enough is Not Enough

Occasionally when we think we’ve preformed a task exceptionally well, we tend to exaggerate our accomplishment. We are content with our achievement and we’re confident we deserve some outside recognition. But could we have contributed more? Other times, we skimp on our obligation. We get sloppy and figure that whatever we’ve done is good enough. In response to both of these instances, however, the message is clear: when you think you’ve done enough, could we do more?

When it comes to our profession and doing the work of our craft we are not to stop at good enough. Good is the enemy of Great! Look for every opportunity to expand your skills and fight off any resistance that prevents you from becoming the best in your job classification.

It is not enough to stay in the same place, making no forward progress. Treading water is not what the Creator has in mind for us. We are expected to use whatever gifts we have been given to foster growth, to contribute to an ever-expanding good. We are not to slip into complacency and mediocrity but seek excellence.

Be Safe in the Region of Risk

Roger Hughes

Decoding Human Factors, LLC