This piece of wisdom has kicked around in my head for days.
At a presentation last Sat the student giving the address told his younger peers that they should forget about trying to reach the qualifying grades required to enter the school.
My initial reaction was
But in the next sentence he said they should be aiming for 100% all the time in everything they do. He continued to say its unlikely they would achieve 100 but they will do better than they would aiming for 85% and coming in at 79%.
I have been thinking what pearls of wisdom there was in his statement.
I thought perhaps some of us old dogs could do with thinking like that when we do our woodworking.
Rather than us saying "nice work xyz" and adding "wish i could" or "i dont get it that good" perhaps we should be aiming for higher then we might just settle above a point where we feel less than satisfied with the approach.