Lifestyle April 1, 2017

#AtoZChallenge : Aristotle Quote

Today’s authour is Aristotle.  The Aristotle Quote I have chosen is:

Aristotle Quote

AtoZChallenge – Aristotle Quote

 

This quote speaks to me because I firmly believe in Quality. In fact, quality versus quantity is always a raging debate in my head. If I have to do a ob, I have to do it well. I have to do it to my satisfaction and uphold my standards of acceptance. I am not a perfectionist by any means, but I do have high standards. By ensuring what I do, in my personal or professional life adheres to quality gives me happiness and the satisfaction of a job well done. A sloppy job would be an act for me that bothers me no end. Yes done is better than perfect only when there is danger of not having done anything. The moment a job is done, the quality is under scrutiny. What is important to remember that most people who look at what you have done will only have the output and it’s quality to look at – not the effort and circumstances behind it.

I remember a story about a sculptor who has helped carve out the caves of Ajanta and Ellora. He was given the deepest and the darkest recess of the wave to carve. He came in day after day, chipping away the stone bit by bit and turning it into a gorgeous statue. The statue has perfect proportions and intricate details. One day, someone asked him why he spent such a huge effort on a corner that was unlikely to be seen and appreciated. Unfazed, the sculptor replied that God was watching. He said that he had to be true to his profession and uphold standards of quality. For that sculptor, quality was truly a habit, not an act.

 

AtoZChallenge A: Aristotle Quote

AtoZChallenge A: Participant Badge


Did you know that I attempted the AtoZ Challenge in 2015 too? I wrote about the AtoZ of Professional Life then. 

For A, I wrote about Adaptability.

A to Z Challenge Letter A - Adaptability

Read my Letter A post from A to Z Challenge 2015

Read all posts from the AtoZ Challenge 2015 about A to Z of Professional Life

 


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23 Comments

  • Reply Sreesha April 3, 2017 at 10:07 am

    That’s a great motivating post to read on a Monday morning!

    BTW, I’m totally planning to steal this theme next year 😀 😛

    • Reply Ankita April 3, 2017 at 10:08 am

      haha… am glad I could inspire you… feel free to share your own quotes… would love to read them 🙂

      • Reply Sreesha April 3, 2017 at 6:09 pm

        My collection resides in the Screenshots folder of my phone. Not necessarily philosophical though 🙂 But will definitely share some day

  • Reply Sneha April 2, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    Surely, quality does matter over anything else. I feel once you have given your heart to a work, it surely reaps benefit! Keep writing.

    Here is my post for the #AtoZChallenge! http://snehabhattacharjee.blogspot.in/2017/04/anxiety-atozchallenge.html

  • Reply Debbie D. April 2, 2017 at 9:51 am

    Definitely, quality trumps quantity in most cases. We should always strive to do our very best. I have these perfectionist tendencies that need to be kept at bay, sometimes.

    Debbie @ THE DOGLADY’S DEN
    Latest post: Azzurro: Going AWOL in Switzerland

  • Reply Random Musings April 2, 2017 at 6:14 am

    Great choice of quote and definitely a good habit to get into!
    Debbie

  • Reply Christie Boudreaux April 2, 2017 at 2:28 am

    I agree, quality over quantity is very important. I am a perfectionist about a lot of things, and not so much in others. As long as I am satisfied with the quality of my work, I don’t worry so much about what others’ opinions are. In my writing, for example, if I am happy with what I’ve written then I don’t care what anyone else thinks. They’re not the ones pouring their heart and soul into the writing, I am, and when I feel it’s done, it’s done. If I’m not happy with it, then I keep working on it until I am.

    That being said, I hope at least a few people get some enjoyment out of my challenge posts this month, and can figure out what my theme is:

    LINK

  • Reply Prakash Hegade (its PH) April 2, 2017 at 2:27 am

    Persistent habits can bring quality. Very neat explanation. 🙂 Caves of Ajanta and Ellora was an enlightening example. 🙂
    Happy A to Zing.. 🙂

  • Reply JazzFeathers April 2, 2017 at 1:12 am

    It’s true. I really believe quality is an habit, and if you have it, you won’t disregard it with ease.
    Unfortunately, I also believe that quality won’t always win you the prize… but that doesnt’ mean it’s not worth it 😉

    @JazzFeathers
    The Old Shelter – 1940s Film Noir

  • Reply Zainab April 2, 2017 at 12:37 am

    It’s a great quote Ankita and certainly, it’s something to stick by- we can all change our lives if we start giving importance to quality!!!

    • Reply Ankita April 2, 2017 at 12:41 am

      Thanks Zainab… for someone as tenacious as you (read fitness inspiration) I am sure quality means a lot… thank you for sharing 🙂

  • Reply Shalini April 2, 2017 at 12:26 am

    That’s a great quote and an even better post to start the challenge! 🙂 Happy A to Z, Anks!

    • Reply Ankita April 2, 2017 at 12:27 am

      Thank you Shalini and same to you… for both your blogs!

  • Reply Anita April 1, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    That’s a great quote, Anks.
    Agree with your views about quality.
    Great people earn greatness.
    Have read about Michelangelo upholding quality while painting the Sistine Chapel.

    • Reply Ankita April 1, 2017 at 10:26 pm

      Thanks Annie 🙂 Oh yes, I have heard that one too..

    • Reply Ankita April 1, 2017 at 11:10 pm

      Thank you Ishieta… the idea behind my theme is to inspire all of us to be a little happier, a little more motivater and a little better than we were before… hope these small reminders come in handy 🙂 thank you for visiting me… and leaving your comments…

  • Reply Tina Basu April 1, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    This is very true – no place for mediocrity. Good start to a to z

    • Reply Ankita April 1, 2017 at 11:12 pm

      Thank you Tina 🙂

  • Reply dew cool April 1, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    I also believe that quality matters a lot. As quantity looses its effects somehow
    well written. Thanks for sharing Amazing Guide to your First Menstrual Period

    • Reply Ankita April 1, 2017 at 11:14 pm

      Thank you Dew…. quality gets one noticed…!

  • Reply Eva April 1, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    That reminds me of something that I’ve read lately: that we musn’t seek perfection, but excellence.

    Name: Eva
    Blog: Mail Adventures
    #AtoZ Challenge Theme: Postcards
    Letter A: Adventurers. Because any postcard is a little adventure, isn’t it?

    • Reply Ankita April 1, 2017 at 11:20 pm

      Yea… excellence will manifest great quality in everything we do…. 🙂 thank you for sharing that

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