My great-grandfather, Joe Buck, was a no-nonsense man who did carpentry much of his life. In an interview I did with my grandfather about ten years ago, he described one experience with his father that particularly exemplified Joe’s attitude toward life.

While building the LDS Santa Clara chapel in Eugene, Oregon, he told his son to go take care of some job, and told him how to do it. My grandfather went and took care of it as instructed, and returned, declaring the job done.

Joe wanted to inspect the work first, though, so they went to the job site together and looked it over. Joe identified several things that needed improvement.

My grandfather, as any son would, said, “But Dad, it’s good enough!”

“No,” said Joe. “It’s not good enough. It’s not good enough until it’s right. Now fix it.”