I worked as hard as I did because I loved the idea I was working towards creating. My father told me once (what a wise individual he was!) that for anyone to be excellent at what they were doing, they had to love it. He said that if you didn’t love you job, you would never be better than average. When I asked him why this was the case, he told me something I would never forget. He said, “When you love something, it tells you all its secrets.” This always made a lot sense to me. Those who love what they do, spend the extra time to learn the subtle nuances and all the not so obvious things that overall make a tremendous difference. The secrets I would soon discover were what made Parsons Technology come alive.
(via Randy Holloway)