Excellence can be attained, if we…
Care more than others think is wise.
Risk more than others think is safe.
Dream more than others think is possible.
Focus more than others think is reasonable.
Trust more than others think is practical.
“So often, people take a job because it pays well. This scenario enables you to have a lifestyle that is supported by that money, and therefore, you find yourself stuck in that job for the rest of your life. You become a slave to the money, working to keep up with the lifestyle you’ve grown accustomed to instead of enjoying the moment. When you grow dependent on money, you won’t get to follow your passion. This is why I always advise people never to take a job for the money – especially when you are young and just starting out. Passion breeds excellence. When you are good at something, the money always follows.” ~ Blake Mycoskie
“The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.” ~ Confucius
“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” ~ Jimmy Johnson
“A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both.” ~ L.P Jack
“The combination of creative energies and the need to perform at the highest level to keep up with peers leads to an otherwise unattainable commitment to excellence.” ~ Ken Robinson, The Element
“Success is about having, excellence is about being. Success is about having money and fame, but excellence is being the best you can be” ~ Mike Ditka
“The universal truth is beyond question – the only people who excel are those who have decided to do so.” ~ Seth Godin
“Everyone has the power for greatness, not for fame but greatness, because greatness is determined by service.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Gentlemen, we are going to relentlessly chase perfection, knowing full well we will not catch it, because nothing is perfect. But we are going to relentlessly chase it, because in the process we will catch excellence. I am not remotely interested in just being good.” ~ Vince Lombardi
“The last thing we want is to remain as we are.” ~ Steven Pressfield
“Mere experience, if it is not matched by deep concentration, does not translate into excellence.” ~ Matthew Syed
“Excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism.” ~ Oprah Winfrey
“There is no real excellence in all this world which can be separated from right living.” ~ David Starr Jordan