Friday Wisdom – Doing it Right

The trouble with doing something right the first time is that nobody appreciates how difficult it was.

More wisdom next week,


About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I work in the high tech world doing software release engineering Then I got prostate cancer Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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24 Responses to Friday Wisdom – Doing it Right

  1. CJ Hartwell says:

    You said it! And the more you do things right, the more they think you’ve got an easy job.

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    • Early in my electronics career I had to take a safety class from the warehouse manager so I could use the pallet jack and other stuff in the warehouse. He gave us a lesson in how to lift so we didn’t get back injuries. There was the standard, “Lift with your legs, use the back belt … ” and ended with, “grunt a bit as you lift. Grunt louder if a boss is around. Don’t let them ever think lifting is easy.”

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  2. Ain’t that the truth???

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  3. True! And its corollary: If you do something badly enough the first time, you won’t ever be asked to do it again. (That’s Hubby’s favourite strategy – his only mistake was telling me about it.) 😉

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  4. Debra says:

    This has certainly been my experience!

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  5. Good point, Andrew. You have reinforced the old show biz adage, “Always leave them wanting more.” Have a good weekend.

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  6. Ray V. says:

    Good point

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  7. jfwknifton says:

    In Islamic art, such as mosaics, patterns, wall decorations, carpets and so on, they always put a deliberate mistake in it, because only God has the right to produce perfection. Would this be a possible way forward for you?

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  8. Yes, I have that all the time [wink]

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  9. dorannrule says:

    Maybe you should leave a minor flaw the first go round?

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  10. That is so true. How often does that happen, hunh?

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