“I don’t know that there are any shortcuts to doing a good job.”
-Sandra Day O’Connor
In life there are not shortcuts to doing a good job. That is essentially what Former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Sandra Day O’ Connor says in today’s quote. I think when I look at or hear this quote I believe this can be applied to the career we are in as well as life in general. Doing a good job in anything depend a lot on the hard work and effort we put forth to either honing our craft in the workforce or in bettering ourselves as a human being. It is all within our control.
Integrated Talent Strategies had a list of 15 quick tips that we could use to excel at work but I feel these for the most part can also apply to our lives overall in all that we do too:
- Learn how to perform your job well.
- Work hard.
- Act professionally.
- Express positive attitude.
- Take initiative.
- Be a good team player.
- Know your boss.
- Understand your employer.
- Take (constructive) criticism gracefully.
- Cultivate relationships.
- Take opportunities to learn new skills, jobs.
- Be part of the solution.
- Avoid gossip.
- Volunteer for new projects.
- Mentor new employees and younger workers.
What does this quote mean to you and how can you apply today’s message towards managing yourself better?