Craftsmanship: The Meaning of Life
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- Craftsmanship: The Meaning of Life. henryjacob.com Imagine. Invent. Involve.
- or a sense of completion, a sense of purpose and pride
- "What I have yearned for all my life is not so much cosmic unity, but simply completion. " - Santayana, The Life of Reason
- Sense of Completion comes from our ability to do things with purpose, quality and beauty.
- Craftsmanship is what differentiate a great professional from an ordinary
- What is craftsmanship?
- Great dancers are not great because of their technique; they are great because of their passion. - Martha Graham
- Do you have Passion to challenge the limits?
- Do you Love what you do?
- I never did a day's work in my life. It was all fun. - Thomas A. Edison
- Knowledge and Skill
- Do you possesses the necessary knowledge and skills to perform the work?
- "Dont look for a better job, do a better job at what youre doing now." - Charlie Jones
- Attention to detail
- Give attention to the details and excellence will come. - Perry Paxton
- Thirst for Learning
- Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will. -Vernon Howard
- Embrace Change
- "Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch-what make you go beyond the norm."
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- Create Opportunities
- "To hell with circumstances. I create opportunities. - Bruce Lee
- Pride & Sense of Completion
- Regardless of whatever you do, do it with
- Set me a task in which I can put something of my very self, and it is a task no longer; it is joy; it is art. - Bliss Carman
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