Excellence is not an act but a habit that can be developed with a strong mindset. The more we are in the habit of doing “first things first,” excellence follows. The higher you go, the more challenging it becomes. Excellence starts with doing the right things first and consistently doing the things right.
Excellence requires a strong mindset. Excellence means doing the right thing consistently and being disciplined enough to get things done at the right time. You have to want something to excel. Excellence follows good work. We all go through an awkward learning phase, so make sure you give yourself time to become excellent at it.
When people see something in you, dig deeper into it and take advantage of that moment to train yourself on that thing. It’s your gateway to living a better life. What habit do you want to change this year? What habits are you looking to break, and what are you looking to make?
Building a strong mindset of excellence
Excellence is not a project or a thing that happens. The best workers approach their work with excellence as their guiding principle. They expect nothing less than excellence in themselves and their work. Think about the habit or action you want to be “excellent” at. If you know you procrastinate, start by naming your desired action and creating your mantra to meet the next goal.
Also, to create a habit of excellence, you must think hard about what you want to do, why, and how to do it. Having a clear goal helps create guiding principles which you can stick to till you achieve excellence. Write out your goal and then build your plan, or steps, to achieve the goal. Excellence comes with time, but only after your plan is in motion.
Excellence is doing the right things and doing the things right.
To build a strong mindset of excellence, focus on your goal. Build your plan, and set your mantra. Before you can get better at something, you have to practice. Doing the right things at the appropriate time becomes more manageable with each step. Without a plan for excellence, you’re just a passionate person with no real direction.
Excellence requires work, doing the right things, and doing the things right. It takes time, but results will follow. Let your purpose drive you toward excellence by knowing what you want and that you will never stop.