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If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as a Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, ‘Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.’ Martin Luther King Jr.

Unlike perfection which is identity driven, excellence is a character trait. A trait not influenced by others judgments or the circumstances of life.

What does excellence look like?

Transformation

  • There is always room for improvement in all phases of your life.
  • Knowing transformation only occurs in the unknown. You boldly step out of your comfort zone. Undertaking tasks others think are difficult or impossible.
  • Doing what you have never done before.

Integrity

  • Your behavior is an outward manifestation of internalized moral values.
  • Authenticity and transparency are not optional.
  • Empowering others by giving positive feedback and constructive criticism.

Positivity of Failure

  • It is a valuable learning experience. Teaching something you never would have learned otherwise.
  • Since it is not considered an indictment of your dreams or competency. Risk taking is considered fundamental for future success.
  • Knowing everything is temporary and subject to change. You are able to maintain a positive attitude and enthusiasm in the midst of difficulties and change.

Focus 

  • Accomplishing what must be done today without worrying about what must be done tomorrow.
  • Saying no to people or activities that are distracting.

Commitment

  • Clearly defining priorities.
  • Overcoming obstacles.
  • Staying the course until you cross the finish line.

Responsible

  • Never blaming others for your choices.
  • Solving problems, not ignoring them or expecting others to solve them.
  • Acting quickly to resolve problems.
  • Clarifying boundaries and expectations.

Flexibility

  • Thinking outside the box.
  • Embracing change.
  • Taking initiative when opportunities present themselves.

Balanced Living

  • An ongoing process of making choices that will contribute to inner peace and happiness.
  • Never focusing on one thing at the detriment of something else.

In a culture that lusts for speed and quantity. Excellence is a growing anomaly. Which makes it all the more valuable. A treasure that is worthy of your pursuit.

Be a VOICE in the deafening sound of sameness.

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Be a VOICE shouting in the darkness. Lets love others!

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