Monday, January 17, 2011

Excellence, High Quality and Achievement - Is This What You're About?

When I talk about excellence, I'm not talking about trying to achieve perfection. I've made this point before.

I'm talking about doing your best work. Deep down, you know there are big payoffs. Mediocrity is common. The results of high quality stand out. People notice. Doing something excellent just feels better than getting by. Excellence is rare and valuable, so when you do something as well as you can, your life is more meaningful. Achieving a high standard helps define who you are.

On EXCELLENCE - The Personal Strength of Excellence - My Friendship with John Cheever

A couple cool encounters with EXCELLENCE -

Peggy Cloar's Quest to Make the Best Chocolate in the World

Happiness Happens - Three "Best Evers" in 24 Hours

A Fortune Cookie...

Hold yourself to a high standard, and the world will hold you in high esteem.

The story behind the Fortune Cookies...

Post by Dennis E. Coates, Ph.D., Copyright 2010. Building Personal Strength .

1 comment:

John Spence said...

I just wrote a short piece on the "Essence of Excellence" for Jungle of Life -- thought you might enjoy it...