We live in a modern era where society is constantly aiming to find the quickest way to do something. Through utilizing their time wisely by taking on several chores at once and multitasking, some things can get done efficiently. However, when it comes to your work, it's important to not use any shortcuts that will hinder your performance or quality of work. This applies to all kinds of jobs in any industry whether it be in entertainment, government, corporate, or jobs involving physical labor. If you work in a factory, there are safety precautions necessary for you to take so that you avoid injuries. This is why there are also dress codes to protect yourself like safety goggles. And, if you work in the medical field, you are required to wear specific gloves which are latex made of all-natural products. In these cases, it is important to make quality your priority.
Aim for Improvement
There are several common reasons why some people ditch quality for quantity when it comes to their jobs and careers. Some people are so fixated on gaining fast results that they believe if they produce more work, they will get more results. In some cases, that is true. However, you may not be pleased with the quality of the results you are getting. Understand that if you produce high-quality work, you will gain high-quality results and feedback. Another reason people tend to focus on quantity has to do with money. Money is great as we all need it in order to thrive economically and financially but money shouldn't be your incentive alone. Self-improvement should be your priority as you will always work towards providing better services and/or products. Self-improvement not only helps your personal development and morale but it also improves the quality of relationships that you have with your boss, coworkers, employees, and customers.
Enjoy the Process
Seeing the benefits of working a job is nice, but if you are not enjoying what you are doing, then your efforts won't feel fulfilling. When you are not interested or passionate about doing something, you'll notice you feel more drained. This is because the subconscious and conscious mind are not on the same page. You may be consciously focused on the incentive of money and subconsciously dreading the process of getting to that incentive. You can learn to rekindle passion your work and all of its aspects by reconditioning the subconscious mind. Focus on the aspects of your job that you enjoy. For most people, they enjoy happy customers. By using reciprocity by offering a free sample or a good deal, more people will feel obligated to buy your product or service provided. Generosity goes a long way and inspires others to match your gestures. This idea is seen in marketing and sales.
Have you ever been in a rush to get somewhere that you forgot a few items at home? Most people can relate to this as their minds' are so busy watching the clock that they speed pass making sure that they have checked all of their boxes. So, they have to drive back home, sometimes look for what they forgot and then rush to their destination again. Multitasking is not always good as discussed earlier. According to Earl Miller, a neuroscientist at MIT, juggling too many tasks can create dissonance in productivity and create more mistakes. You have to focus on one or two items on your to-do list to avoid over-stressing the brain. Some people try to multitask and end up completing many tasks that are of sub-par quality. Try working on one task at a time until your brain can perform at a rate in which you are giving all of your energy and attention in everything you do. Relax and know that your customers will be more pleased that you took your time to pay attention to detail as it shows great consideration and patience.