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Excellence

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“Excellence is the result of caring more than others think wise, risking more than other's think safe, dreaming more than others think practical, and expecting more than others think possible..” ~ Ronnie Oldham
If you insist on being the same as everyone else, what you can achieve is limited. As Mary Lou Cook said, "Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun."
“No one ever attains very eminent success by simply doing what is required of him; it is the amount and excellence of what is over and above the required that determines the greatness of ultimate distinction.” ~ Charles Kendall Adams
No one is ever respected for what they receive. A person is only honored for what they give.
“Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” ~ Vince Lombardi
As Aristotle said, "Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit."
“The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.” ~ Confucius
As Pearl S. Buck said, "The secret of joy in work is contained in one word - excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it."
“Excellence is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution.” ~ Aristotle
We need a guide in this, and it's readily available. As Robert Holden says, "Dedicate yourself to love. Decide to let love be your intention, your purpose, and your point. And then let love inspire you, support you, and guide you in every other dedication you make thereafter."
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Expect Excellence in All Things ~ by Philip Humbert

Strive for a GREAT life, not a perfect one. Trouble happens. Mistakes happen. Bad luck and misfortune, and yes, evil and tragedy happen. But good things happen, too. Excellence and wisdom, love and joy never go out of style. We never outgrow our desire for celebration, achievement, personal growth and new things. Continues...

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