Excellence is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well


Written by Angel Candelario

The title of this article  is a very motivational quote from John W. Gardner.  On some occasions we do not realize the importance on how we do ordinary things, and how they affect us in our work and our lives.

Is possible that some of you feel identified with the feeling of frustration that sometimes happens when we believe some ordinary tasks assigned to us are needless.

I know many successful individuals who attribute their career achievement to knowledge, hard work and sometimes luck. We must remember that out of small things proceeded from that which is great.

In the same way a newborn baby first learns to sit, crawl and balance before walking, all professionals in some point in his career had to start performing simple tasks until they can reach the level where they are today.

One thing I learned during my career is that no advantage is permanent. It is necessary to constantly get new and better skills that allow us to remain competitive in our respective industries.

Guess what? In order to learn and gain new skills, at some point in our lives, regardless of our level, we need to perform ordinary tasks to learn and develop ourselves.

I encourage you to do ordinary things extraordinarily well, so you never lack success in your life.

Angel Candelario