If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly.
Gilbert Chesterton (1874-1936)
I hope this quote was taken out of context. Why would you do anything if not to do it well?
Does anyone know why Gilbert Chesterton said this?
Personally, if I am going to commit time and effort to something I am going to do the best that I can. Why waste the time and energy on doing something poorly?
I am quite certain that Heavenly Father expects us to pursue our endeavors with confidence; strength of character and with a desire to do it well. I believe the expectation is to pursue excellence. Whatever we chose to do it should bring joy and happiness to others. I don't ever remember him saying that we should do things badly; halfway or with contempt or disdain. This would just breed disappointment and sorrow.
That's my opinion. What do you think?