This week I am continuing my series on 8 Essential Exchanges with the fifth exchange: Exchanging Expedience for Excellence.
Like the others, it requires us giving up something good to get something better.
In this video I explain this exchange:
We’d all like things to move faster. You want the builder to complete the house, the person fixing the appliance to finish it quickly, and the individual taking your order to get it out faster.
At the same time, you don’t want the builder to cut corners, you want the appliance repaired correctly, and you want to get the food you ordered.
We know this intuitively, but sometimes we cut corners and pay the price.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow said it this way: “It takes less time to do a thing right than to explain why you did it wrong.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow said it this way: “It takes less time to do a thing right than to explain why you did it wrong.” @KevinPaulScott
This week, in your pursuit of doing things quickly, make sure you take the time to do things well.
When these two things come in conflict, I hope you’ll have the patience to exchange doing things with expedience for doing things with excellence.