Pursuit of Excellence: Series 2


“Excellence is a better teacher than mediocrity. The lessons of the ordinary are everywhere. Truly profound and original insights are to be found only in studying the exemplary.”  – Warren G. Bennis

How tragic that most of the over six billion people on planet earth are settling for an average life, limited only by their unwillingness to extend themselves to the summit of their own selves. The world population is composed of individuals who have negotiated all agreement with mediocrity, signed a contract with the average, and pledged allegiance to the ordinary. They have resolved never to be more that what the society has made them or do more than expected. They have resolved to be mediocre(s). The tragedy is many don’t even know that the lifestyles they put up is that of a mediocre(s)!

“Don’t strive to be perfect. Strive for excellence.” – Victoria Principal

The pursuit for an excellence life does not equate perfection! This means that you strive to do ordinary things in an extraordinary way or simply put do common things in uncommon way, you allow for learning experiences (or mistakes) along the way while you donot accept status quo but you challenge it!

“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.” – Steve Jobs

Your background cannot be your measure of quality, it should not put your back on the ground. Make quality living your watch word! Donot settle for a mediocre life, strive to live your life to the fullest.

Excellence living is a work-in-progress, you cannot achieve it in one stride, its a continuous one!

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. ” –  Aristotle  

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6 responses to “Pursuit of Excellence: Series 2

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  2. Segun,

    This piece is inspiring and motivating. I am especially drawn to that line where you mentioned we should give room for mistakes (failures) which would help us to grow on our way to our ultimate height. hmmm!

    The culmination of our learning experiences through PRACTICE and DOING is what would make us a master in our craft, not just studying and learning.

    Looking forward to more posts from you.

    • Jesse, thanks for taking out time to read and drop your comment. We are all ‘work-in-progress’. Watch out for more post in the days ahead. Cheers.

  3. “Excellence living is a work-in-progress, you cannot achieve it in one stride, its a continuous one!” – thats my favorite part of the post. Good work!

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