“Excellence, a goal or way of life?”
Neither your critics or competitors should determine your level of excellence. What’s the difference between success and excellence? Success is comparing yourself with others. Excellence is determined by your effort versus your potential.
Success is rewarded by others and comes to only a few. Excellence is available to everyone and carries its own reward. A person with a spirit of excellence never looks at the task and then decides if it’s worthy of excellence. If it’s worth doing, it’s worthy of your best effort.
Studies have shown that to achieve excellence commonly requires approximately 10,000 hours of dedicated practice over 10 years. The French word ‘arete’ means, “having the edge.” The ancient Greeks used it to describe the act of living up to your potential.