If you were going to distill down into one sentence who you are, what would you say?
Me? I’ve always said, “I want to be the best version of me possible.”
Average never resonated.
Good enough felt mediocre.
Excellence? Excellence felt right.
Yes, illness brought me to my pursuit of excellence, but excellence took me over.
Why would you or I want average, when excellence is possible?
Why would you or I want good enough, when excellence is within our reach?
Which is why I ‘fell for’ consultant, writer, columnist, Tom Peters, in his wildly popular books, “In Search of Excellence,” and “The Little BIG Things – 163 Ways to Pursue EXCELLENCE.”
Both books are written for business leaders.
Both books speak to all of us.
Peters offers simple, but powerful messages.
Direct. Simple. No-nonsense.
Perfectly my style. The kind of messaging I get high on.
I think you’ll LOVE both books if you’re a no-nonsense, practical, pragmatic type too!
Peters shows how attention to small details creates a ripple effect in life (and business) (and health, I say).
That the solution to the big problems we face everyday is simple, go back to the basics — that the small stuff really matters.
That striving for excellence should be our way of life.
I agree. You?
The pursuit of excellence has the potential to change our health and our lives.
If you were committed to excellence in all you do, what would be different? Specifically, what would be different with your health and wellbeing? How would that difference impact how you move in the world, your career, your relationships?
I offer you here #8 of Peter’s 163 ways to pursue excellence as my rally cry for pursuing excellence:
Excellence Is …
Excellence is the best defense.
Excellence is the best offense.
Excellence is the answer in good times.
Excellence is the answer in tough times.
(Excellence is the answer in tough times.)
Excellence is about the big things.
Excellence is about the little things.
Excellence is a relationship.
Excellence is a philosophy.
Excellence is an aspiration.
Excellence is immoderate.
Excellence is a pragmatic standard.
Excellence is execution.
Excellence is selfish.
Excellence is selfless.
Excellence is what keeps you awake.
Excellence is what lets you sleep well.
Excellence is a moving target.
Excellence is that which … knows no bounds.
If not EXCELLENCE, what?
If not EXCELLENCE now, when?
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