Think about that for a second. How many times do we get in such a rhythm, such a rush, that we sell ourselves short? We fail to even try to be the best? It’s, “close enough.” Maybe we say we're too selective or we just go with the first thing that comes along. That's the moment we start to fail.
So let’s compare. One guy is a tip top brake mechanic, he shares my vision, and he installs the best brakes and he takes a little more time and costs a smidge more. He knows me perfectly and is aligned with my goals.
The next guy was the best I could find on short notice, charges a little less and puts on generic brakes in no time flat. I don't know him too well, but the neighbors say he's good, but I personally don't know him and he isn't in any rush to make friends, he says he'll get the job done.
With the first guy I drive for 60,000 miles uninterrupted. The second guy I’m back in a week later with squeaky brakes and they only last 40,000 miles. Doesn't mean he did bad work or that he's a bad person. They both probably followed the instructions, but the first guy took the time. He knows it's important and thinks of my car as "his car." He is aligned with my thinking.
Both people are good, but one is creating luxury. Luxury to focus on other stuff. One isn't settling for a good review on his social media, he's focused solely on the task. For him this comes naturally. When I want someone working with me I want them to not just follow instructions, but share my vision. People who share your vision don't need constant instruction, they know what you want because you both want the same thing!
When you don’t focus on people who share your vision you could run into a guy that doesn’t even put the brakes on right and that could result in a car crash or worse. Now you’re completely out of luck and telling yourself, maybe I should've taken that second, not settled for second best. I want someone to see my baby as their baby. Whether that be my car, my house, my financial planning, or even my actual baby!
Take the time to do it right! Take the time to align with people who are aligned with you and we will make a better world for ourselves.