If you show up, but the work that you do is irrelevant or meaningless, if it doesn’t improve your product, team, or your position, if it makes no difference for you or anyone else, then it would be better if you didn’t show up at all.
But if you delight your customers or coworkers, if you make a tiny breakthrough, if you improve yourself, your product, or your position, or if the world becomes a slightly better place because of your actions, then you’re doing the work that matters and we need your contribution now more than ever.
In short: Start. Show up every day. Do the work that matters.
If 90% of success in life is showing up, the other 10% depends on what you’re showing up for.
Showing up is not sufficient. Make an impact. Take every opportunity to show up. Leave a mark. Show your most amazing work.
Until Next Week
Showing up is important, but it’s what you do after you show up that really matters.