Monday, January 25, 2010

No Limit For Better

Last week's Parade magazine featured an interview with Harrison Ford. And I learned a few things about him that I hadn't known before. For instance, before he made it as an actor, he was a carpenter, and that experience forever influenced his perspective of life.

At one point in the article he says, "When I was a carpenter, I once worked with this Russian lady architect. I would tell her, 'Look, I'm terribly sorry, but I want to change that a half-inch,' and she would say, 'No limit for better.' I think that is a worthy credo. You keep on going until you get it as close to being right as the time and patience of others will allow."

No limit for better. Now that's good advice for a Monday.


jeannette stgermain said...

Since my hubby is a carpenter, I know this mind set:) Only, he doesn't apologize for it anymore!
Good to see you back on your blog.

Poetikat said...

Yay! You're back!

Nice photo of Harrison. If he's a dog-man, he's just gone up a few notches in my esteem.

I'm thinking that he might also be quite the perfectionist, aren't you?

I do like the credo, as long as it doesn't come with pressure.