Excellence

Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit

Aristotle

Starting today, create new habits that will benefit your life. Set your standards high and make it your goal to achieve excellence in everything you do. You won’t always achieve it, but by striving for excellence and making it a daily habit, you will surprise yourself when you discover what you are capable of.

Magic happens when you act with integrity, and strive for excellence. You will do, and create, great things. You will achieve more than you thought yourself capable of. Your confidence will grow massively, and doors will open for you personally and professionally. Your influence will grow as people become intrigued by your fast progress and what you have achieved. People will want to do business with you, learn from you or connect with you. All of this can lead you in new and wonderful directions.

So, if you’re feeling unmotivated, uninspired or bored with your current circumstances, adopt this approach for 3 weeks. Just 21 days. Strive for excellence in everything you do for 21 days, and it will become a habit, happening automatically. Research shows that it takes 3 weeks for a new habit to be formed. So, for the next 3 weeks, strive for excellence and document your journey. If it fails miserably and you find yourself no better off than when you started, please come back and let me know how wrong I am. But that’s not going to happen, because when you begin to really apply yourself, your efforts will bring positive results. Once you see what you are capable of, your goals will become bigger, you will push yourself harder and you will reach even greater heights. But for all of this to happen, you need to take that first step.

So, starting today, start striving for excellence. At work, aim to do your job to the best of your ability. Communicate better with colleagues, friends and family. Instead of switching on the tv when you get home, read to gain knowledge, spend some quality time with your family or start working on that business which you have a burning desire, but lack the confidence, to pursue.

Instead of drifting through the day and wasting time, look at how you can fill your day with excellence. How can you use your time to take a step closer to the life you now dream of?

For 3 weeks, aim for excellence in everything you do. And in 3 weeks, come back and tell me about how your life has moved forward now that this new habit has been formed.

Good luck and get to work!!