Excellence

Our words to share this week come from John William Gardner, 1912-2002, psychologist, U.S. Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare.

Some people have greatness thrust upon them. Few have excellence thrust upon them — they achieve it. They do not achieve it unwittingly by doing what comes naturally and they don’t stumble into it in the course of amusing themselves. All excellence involves discipline and tenacity of purpose.

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success. — Dale Carnegie

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5 Responses to Excellence

  1. I used to strive for excellence
    until I realized something big:
    you can’t exert much dominance
    over a mad greased pig.
    Sometimes you just gotta do
    whatever it is you can
    and when the whole durn mess is through,
    if you’re standing, you da MAN!
    No one’s going carve my bust
    or even a statue, instead,
    and that’s OK, ’cause statues just
    get pigeon-crap on their head.
    It won’t be form that takes the race,
    but the will to win, and not just place.

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