Not enough

How good is good enough? Everyone has their own standards. At one point we just need to accept the fact that we are just humans. We cannot possibly see every single flaw and work on everything all at once.

Ever since I arrived here in Bali, I have been keeping a close eye on the details of the hotel and try to get the team to fix them right away. Well people always say the apple does not fall far from the tree. Perhaps it’s true. With my dad being here, he noticed a hundred more things I have not noticed. It’s great he cares so much and I admire his eye for detail, but at the same time, it leaves me feeling a little frustrated. I feel like I have been slacking off to not have noticed the details he found. So how good is good enough? I think I am at the point where I just need to admit that it’s true. I have not gone through everything at the hotel and I did miss a bunch BUT I have also successfully identified and fixed a few. Of course it is easier to find what’s wrong. There’s one quote stuck with me ever since I first heard it in third year: Good design is invisible. It’s true, when things are done right, you don’t notice it as much because it’s doing exactly what you want/need it to and therefore, you don’t think much of it.

Let this be a motivation for me to continue improving both the hotel and myself.


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