A Powerful Lesson From High School

Posted by on Aug 9, 2021 | No Comments

I would like to share with you an invaluable lesson I learned in high school that helped my luxury real estate business. In particular, I learned this important lesson from my woodworking teacher. 

Good Enough Wasn’t Good Enough

In that woodworking class, for any project we undertook, we had to get permission from the teacher before we could put the stain and varnish on any object we were building. I would constantly sand and sand to ensure it was ready for the next step. I would then approach the teacher and ask for permission, confirming if it was ready to be stained and varnished. And the teacher would constantly reply, “Are you satisfied with it?” 

I hated it when the teacher said that because it was ambiguous and I wish he would just explicitly mention that good enough wasn’t good enough. I would go back for another week of sanding and more sanding. 

The more you raise your bar, the more you understand that good enough isn’t good enough in your business or personal life. Click To Tweet

That lesson stuck with me and indeed helped me in my business. Specifically, that standard is notably becoming more important today because the bar for everything is constantly being raised. And in numerous aspects of people’s lives, expectations aren’t being met. Thus, the more you raise your bar, the more you understand that good enough isn’t good enough in your business or personal life.

Watch this video to learn more.

Until next time, make it a great week.

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