Poem for Business Inspiration

My friend Todd Herman sent me this poem the other day:

Good Enough

My friend, beware of “good enough,”
It isn’t made of sterling stuff;
It’s something anyone can do;
It marks the many from the few. 
The flaw which may escape the eye
And temporarily get by
Shall weaken underneath the strain
And wreck the ship, the car or plane.

With “good enough,” the car breaks down,
And one falls short of high renown.

My friend, remember and be wise,
In “good enough,” disaster lies.
With “good enough,” the failures rest
And lose the one who gives the best.

Who stops at “good enough” shall find
Success has left them far behind.
For this is true of you and your stuff–
Only the best is “good enough.”

–Author Unknown

 

I didn’t think it was “Good Enough”, so I rewrote lines 7, 8, 9, and 17. Let me know if you think I improved it. Here’s my version:

Good Enough
 

My friend, beware of “good enough,”
It isn’t made of sterling stuff;
It’s something anyone can do;
It marks the many from the few.The flaw which may escape the eye
And temporarily get by
Shall weaken underneath the stress
Putting mediocre to the test.

With “good enough,” it all breaks down,
And one falls short of high renown.

My friend, remember and be wise,
In “good enough,” disaster lies.
With “good enough,” the failures rest
And lose the one who gives the best.

Who stops at “good enough” shall find
Success has left them far behind.

For this is true and without rebuff–

 

 

 

Only the best is “good enough.”

 

 

2017-04-27T14:31:03+00:00 By |Marketing Strategy|0 Comments

About the Author:

He has over 20 years of experience managing and leading the Ecommerce efforts of small, medium and large companies. He has held sales, sales management, marketing, operations, IS/IT, legal and executive management positions in start-up to multi-billion dollar organizations. He has also served as an adjunct professor of Ecommerce for the MBA program of the University of Missouri (where he received an MBA concentrated in Direct Marketing in 1989). He led the Ecommerce initiative for Sprint PCS (PCS) and Sprint (FON) as Vice President of Ecommerce. He led the integrated marketing efforts for Insight (NSIT) as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Ecommerce. Today, he is the CEO and Founder of Aidan Taylor Marketing – a marketing agency for small businesses (between $1 million and $20 million in annual revenue).

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