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Director’s Notes – Bring Your “A” Game?

0 Comments 📁 Director's Notes 🕔25.March 2013

31071033Picture yourself in a football locker room. You come in from a practice before the beginning of the season and you pick up a copy of the schedule. You immediately look to see when you’ll play your biggest rival. They’re ranked really high this season so your big rivalry game will be even bigger this year. Your teammate in the locker next to yours leans over and says, “you better bring your “A” game when we play those guys from across town.”

Ever heard that phrase before? “A” game? What does it really mean? Usually when someone tells you to bring your “A” game, they’re telling you to make sure you give your best effort. They’re saying, “you gotta give it your all on this one.” But why, in anything we do, would we ever bring our “B” game? Why would we go into a situation giving less than our best attempt?

The phrase, “anything worth doing is worth doing well” applies to all aspects of our lives. Whether you’re an athlete, janitor, small business owner or have any other form of employment, if you’re going to do it you should do it as well as you can! Only bringing your “A” game on certain situations would seem to indicate that it’s ok on some occasions to give less than your best. Some days will definitely be better than others, but to go into a situation and knowingly give less than what you’re capable of is not only disrespectful to those who work with you, but it’s also disrespectful to yourself.

Even in situations that don’t have anything to do with work, giving less than your best is never a good idea. Would you, as a parent, only do your best to raise your child on certain occasions? If a friend needed someone to talk to, would you only try to be the best listener you could be at certain times? Give your best at ALL times. It’s the only thing anyone can really ever ask of you.

“Once a job is first begun,
Never leave it ‘till it’s done.
Be the labor great or small,
Do it well, or not at all.”

-Unknown

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