Is That A Bad Word?


Excellence is one of those words that we just don’t seem to hear so much anymore.  To be excellent, we have to excel above the average expectations!  It is very easy to become complacent and allow satisfaction to rob us of the opportunity to do things above and beyond.

I have been thinking about excellence and how I have myself slipped and as a leader allowed those that I lead to slip away from this high and holy calling.  So here are a few steps that I am in the process of taking to get excellence back!

Admit That You’re Not There! There is always room for improvement and average just will not do – not for the child of God!  I want to care more, dream bigger, work harder, expect the impossible and be willing to risk whatever it takes!

Believe That You Can Be And Do Better! My Dad used to say:  “If it’s worth doing, then it’s worth doing right!”  He would also say:  “Do it right the first time and you won’t have to worry about coming back and fixing mistakes!”  Details matter! So make sure that you are paying attention to the details of life and what they may are may not be saying to you about your lack or level of excellence.  People matter! Be willing to go the second mile by always giving more than you receive.  At the end of the day and at the end of your life, you will be glad that you did.  You matter! Start a self-improvement plan for yourself that is focused on you and that helps you to pursue and achieve the excellence that God has marked out for you!

Commit To More Than Enough! The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is the “EXTRA”!  Become a 110%er!  Go the extra mile to be who God has called you to be and do what God has gifted you to do.

A Few Questions To Help Get You Started: 1.) What do you want out of this life?  2.) What will it take to get what you want?  3.) What Price are you willing to pay and when will you start paying it?

Excellence Is Not That Far Off! We just need to be willing to take the few extra steps, regardless of what everyone else is doing.  When it’s all said and done – we will be glad we did!