Sometimes — whether we do it intentionally or not — we offer a “good enough” version of our work.
We might even offer a version of our work that could be called “excellent”.
But it’s much less often that we do our very best work. Our “pull out all the stops, leave nothing in the tank” work.
That kind of work — the work that brings to bear all of our talents, skills, resources, and best judgement — that level of work requires such intellectual, emotional, and physical labor, that it can be intimidating to even consider.
But we owe it to ourselves to do it from time to time. To find a worthy cause, and to give it our all. To not just do excellent work, but to do our very best work.