Thursday, January 28, 2010

Excellence - Set High Standards for What You Do

It’s tempting to take the easy way out and just do the minimum to get by. Most people take this approach. But when you set and meet high standards, you can take pride in what you’ve accomplished – and you’ll definitely stand out from the crowd. Applying the insights in this video, you'll be ready for new opportunities that come your way.

What does “excellence” look like to you?

Think of times in your life when you’ve achieved excellence. How did that feel?

Please leave a comment and share where you’ve learned about striving for excellence in your own life.


  1. It's wonderful how encouraging your videos are.

    I've never regretted doing my absolute best. And I would never "phone it in." Been there, done that. Didn't feel good. Didn't work for me.

    But I've found I have to pick my battles, know when to try for maximum quality, or...when 95% works just as well. "Awfully damned good" is sometimes better than perfect when I need to get a lot of things done. That last 5% can really cost me, so I have to decide when it's actually worth it!

  2. Setting high standards for oneself really helps one aim higher doesn't it? :-) If we feel we deserve better and could do better, tnen we end up making certain adjustments and improvements that would help us reach the higher goals we've set.

    P.S. Check out
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  3. Love the encouraging word. When you set high standards for yourself, the ripple extends far past your own self and into the sphere of all you come in contact with.

  4. I set high standards because life is *not* all about me. I realize there is a legacy that will one day follow me. They will need to know what their ancestors were doing and why--and hopefully choose to set their own high standards for achieving what is in their heart while helping others in this world.

  5. I really like your strategic perspective. Keeping in mind what kind of legacy we want to leave can have a profound impact on what we choose to do today.

  6. Too often I forget to set the standard before I start, then I'm faced with the "good enough" vs "start over " question. Not a great place to be.

  7. BizBuyer, you bring up a good point. We can waste valuable time down the road if we don't think through things on the front-end. Just remember, at every point along the way, you have a choice about the next step to take.


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