crafts·man·ship [ˈkraf(t)smənˌSHip] noun skill in a particular craft.
Craftsmanship is exceptional skill in a particular task. Internally we lean toward the following definition (Craftsmanship is expressing a level of quality of work that expresses far more excellence than even "skill" demands. Craftsmanship skills are those that readily allow for an unlimited increase in expressed skill.)
Craftsmanship vs. Mediocrity
I am a strong believer in focusing on increasing skill to the point of craftsmanship. I also believe it is important to pick a skill that lends itself to a craftsmanship level of excellence.
This belief is the basis for continuously working on improving the level of excellence we bring to our tasks.
If we can agree that craftsmanship is a worthy goal, we are ready to move on to the next step.
Note that I feel there are 3 reasons to hold a belief in the importance of craftsmanship
- Observational: Craftsmen can take justified pride in a job well done.
- Pragmatic: Craftsmen of practical skills are always in high demand
- Theological: We are commanded to work as unto God - to the limits of our ability Pro 22:29