Working for Perfection and Excellence

Does perfection mean never making mistakes and always doing correct? No, not at all. Perfection means correcting our mistakes and having the sense to rectify die mistakes and removing the deficiencies for showing excellence in our tasks. The very first step in this regard is to realize and to admit our mistake and deficiency; and then looking for the idea or strategy to make it over efficiently and honestly, Here we sec a few examples of some ordinary people who worked for excellence and perfection and succeeded. Elias Howe was a common worker in America in 1845 AD. He invented a sewing machine hut it could not stitch the clothes. He became worried as he had spent months on inventing this machine. He kept on pondering over it. After a long effort he found the mistake i.e. the hole was in the root of the needle, with a little change, he made a hole in the edge of needle threaded it and it worked wonderful. A perfect machine was ready. Second step is how you avail the opportunities given to you. Once in Madras, fire devastated a bakery but the owner, without feeling discouraged, baked the new stock and pasted a banner on door next morning by the words “Trust upon us. Today this is the only bakery in whole city that has all fresh stock.” People knew about the incident. There was a huge crowd to buy the things and within hours whole stock was sold out. Usually we want to make wonders and don't want to do small tasks. Remember; every great work starts from first step of small task e.g. if a news is published in newspaper that a 21 storey plaza is built what do you think, did its construction start from 21st storey? No, it started from first brick of foundation in the ground which remains invisible for others for whole life. So never feel shy on taking small steps for starting your great plans. Neil Armstrong stepped on moon in 1969. Was it a small step of one day effort? No, there was hard and billions of dollars behind this small step. Then deciding the nature and direction of effort is very important. Once a man spent much time to open the door of his house but could not. A neighbour offered his help, changed the key and opened the lock in moments. What was die fault actually? The man was putting wrong key in the lock. So always put the right key and don't waste your energy and time on wrong key. Keep observing your tools. Once Indian industrialist visited German factory. During working hours he asked a few questions to a man working on machine but he did not reply. In lunch break the worker came to the industrialist and asked, “Do you talk to your workers during work. If I had replied your questions it would have wasted a few minutes of my working time. My every minute is for my nation and its wastage is dishonesty to my country.” Never waste your working time in gossips and other petty matters. Realize your responsibility and manage your time. So remember achievement of perfection or excellence is not a hard task it is just how you learn from your mistakes, correct them and manage yourself. Self assessment in accordance with self competition leads to excellence, excellence to perfection and perfection to habit, habit to style and style to personality.