I believe how you do anything is how you do everything.
That means I strive to bring my “A” game to all endeavors, no matter how large or small.
It means if I am unable, unwilling, or simply not ready to bring my “A” game, I need to reconsider the commitment. Perhaps I don’t want to do the project at all. If so, I drop it—assuming I have the option of doing so. If I can’t, I’ll figure out a way to devote myself fully to it—including seeking advice and guidance from others to help me make that fundamental connection that propels me into action.
Perhaps the time isn’t right for me to take on the project. I’ll put it aside. Or I don’t have the required skills or tools at my disposal. Then I’ll get them.
Such clarity comes at a cost. It means I say I don’t do things half-assed when my internal inertia may pull me in that direction. It means people know about my commitment and can hold me accountable for any transgressions.
And there are transgressions. I often fall short. But my intent is clear, even if my spirit isn’t always willing. And I take great comfort in that.