Friday, 17 June 2011

Be the best you can be: Commit to Excellence

I believe that whoever you are and whatever you do - you can become the best!

When i say this, some people take it negatively, as if i'm encouraging them to trounce their peers and suddenly compete with everyone around them. But i do not mean that at all, in fact, people who take that approach clearly aren't the best!

By being the best, i mean that you should commit to excellence. Why would you commit to anything else? Commit to failure? Commit to mediocrity? Commit to normality? I believe by committing to excellence - we are doing something deeply spiritual. We are saying:

'I am going to serve this universe at the highest possible level.'

Think of all the stunning works of art that have been created as a commitment of excellence to god. Think of the beauty of nature, or the wonder of a newborn baby. Did some higher power not commit to excellence to create all of this! Therefore, should we not follow this lead?

... and guess what? The universe always commits back! Commit to excellence, give it time and you will be rewarded for your efforts. Not only will you feel great for being excellent, you will start a Mexican wave of excellence around you - people will be inspired to do the same! There is always a market for the best, so watch your pack packet too! Every company on earth is crying out for great people!

Quotes about excellence
"Be so good at what you do - they cannot ignore you." - Steve Martin

"Excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism." - Oprah

"Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door." - Ralph Waldo Emerson