Whenever time or effort is required of me, either voluntarily, for work, or just for fun, I think it’s important to give the best effort I’m capable of within the given conditions. I’m not a big fan of mailing it in.
Whether it’s carving a turkey at Thanksgiving, giving a presentation, or anything in between, why would we want to give anything less than our bet effort? The effort we give our tasks sets the tone for how we approach life. When we decide to offer our best, we are deciding that we want to show up and engage life. We expect more than the minimum daily requirements, from life as well as from ourselves.
Besides, when we offer our best to the world, we are encouraging others to do the same.