Most have read the carpenter parable where the old carpenter wants to retire and his boss asks him to build one last home. Reluctantly he builds the home but his heart is not in it, so the work is shoddy. When it is completed, the builder presents the keys to the home to the carpenter as a reward for his work over the years.
So many times we get frustrated, tired, or just plain lose interest in what we are doing and we fail to do the right thing. We fail to complete the task in the manner we know is proper.
Over the years, there have been serveral instances where I am reminded that while we may have "miles to go before we sleep" we still need to keep our standards in our minds eye and not fall prey to momentary weakness.
Here are some idioms that have guided me over the years:
Why is there always time to do things right the second time, but not enough time to do it right the first time.
The customer will soon forget how long it takes to build a home, but will long remember how well it is built.
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