There is a great booklet out by Sam Parker called 212 the extra degree. At 211 degrees water is hot , at 212 degrees it boils. Sometimes adding even extremely small efforts , details , and changes can have monumental results. It is all about the tiniest investments of energy we can bring into our daily lives that make tremendous differences in our final outcomings.
Do you ever look at your creative efforts and wish you had gone farther? Do you reflect on your designs in terms of limits? ” I was limited by time , by budget , by availability , etc. Have you really made every effort to achieve the ideal result that you had envisioned?
Often we feel that we reach the point where we feel we just need to give up and accept something that is a “could have been “rather than a great.
Find that extra degree within yourself . Place one more call to the client to explain where the budget needs to be . Conduct one more search for the perfect door hardware. Spare that extra half hour applied toward the project that will reflect in a more workable floor plan.
Finding that extra 1/2 hour a day to give to something meaningful in your career gives you 180 more hours a year toward expansion , invention , and artistry.
It is Tuesday , the week is long and full of tedious tasks we want to rush through. Are we going to lend a bit more of “it’ to our Profession and see great returns? Or will we settle for something not quite? It is your life , your call.
Peggy Oberlin RID 4986