I love Seth Godin’s post titled ‘“Nothing wrong with having standards”‘ and his conclusion in particular.
The thing is, if you begin with standards and stick with them, you don’t have to become a jackal to make ends meet. Not only is there nothing wrong with having standards, it turns out to be a shortcut to doing great work and making an impact.
This has come up for me so many times in both of my careers that it quickly seems to be the “way things are done”. Sure, the people who cut corners do seem to get ahead often but at what cost and how long before it comes back to bite them (often in the form of a bigger jackal)?
Standing by your standards can be a tougher road to walk but doing so is often a pretty good representation of the kind of person you are.
Read the full post: Seth’s Blog: “Nothing wrong with having standards”
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