Do your best is one of the Four Agreements which I absolutely love as you know if you follow my writings. And of course it speaks to continuous quality improvement. As I watched part of Aretha Franklin’s funeral or rather it was more of a celebration of her life I am reminded that she always did her best whenever she performed. And she was never satisfied with her greatness. At the tender age of 66 she studied classical piano at Julliard in New York City. She was never satisfied with her virtuoso performances and always looked for ways to improve herself even as she was already honored as one of the greatest of all time.

As a Tribal worker you should also try to be better today than you were yesterday. We can all be more effective and efficient in our daily work. One of the lessons I have learned is if you learn to do the small things well you will perform at the highest level when you are asked to do more difficult tasks. Read as much as you can about what you want to learn, stick with the winners as they will show you how to be your best. Never be satisfied with doing the minimum requirement for your job.

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