No truer words. Positive action is better than talking a good game. It is important to back up your words with a job well done. In the teaching years a poster graced my walls stating, “If you don’t have time to do it right, you better have time to do it over.” The lesson: Focus on your work. Get the job done. Pay attention to details.
This is not to say that mistakes will not be made. If mistakes happen, fix it. There probably is an excuse for the mistake or shortcoming. It doesn’t matter. Fix it. Always having an excuse and always having a story doesn’t get the job done. There are things that all of us are good at. Telling others how talented we are, how reliable we are, how ready we are isn’t as beneficial as demonstrating it.
When you no longer care about the quality of your work, it’s time to find different work.