If you’re doing something you love, something you’re passionate about, then you want to do it right. You want it to be done with excellence. But what about the things we don’t love? The tasks we hate to do but must?Like: the laundry, cleaning the toilets, researching for someone else’s project…
It’s important to do all jobs with excellence because:
1) Someone is always watching.
Believe it or not, someone is always there watching you. God sees everything we do, and he expects excellence. This should deter us, but motivate us. In 1 Corinthians 14:40 says “but all things should be done decently and in order.”
You also never know when other people may be watching you, seeing how you are when you’re alone. One time I was working with some other guys raking leaves when we took a little “dance break” to some music playing. Later that night I found a video on Facebook that one of my friends made of our dancing! It was funny, but it goes to show that you never know who is watching.
2) It defines who you are.
When you work by yourself or are in charge of a project you alone are the one that sets the bar for how well the job gets done. Yes, people may tell you how they want it done, but you are the one that truly determines how it gets done.
What standard you use for the little things will reflect on what standard you use for the big things.
If we are faithful with the little things, we will be given big things. People will see that you don’t settle for mediocrity. Your reputation will build and you will stand apart from everyone else as someone that stands for excellence.