The Nature of Excellence


The Nature of Excellence

Dear Friends,

“Excellence,” said Aristotle, “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.”

In order to be excellent, it’s important that we possess characteristics such as integrity, commitment, passion, truth, courage and teamwork. It’s important that we make a habit of daily acting out these characteristics. And it’s important that we find motivation to keep us on the road of excellence.

Let’s look at inspirational quotes from those who have achieved excellence within their fields of endeavor. May the timeless wisdom spoken in the Book of Proverbs accelerate your journey toward excellence! Working with Integrity and Wisdom is a good place to start:

Live Inspired,

Excerpted from The Nature of Excellence and Proverbs

  Without a doubt, your personal integrity is your most prized possession. Each day, that integrity is constantly tested, and you have an opportunity to prove it or lose it with every decision you make.

 Doing the right thing is not always the easiest thing – but it is always the right thing to do. Choosing to do the right thing – even when it’s painful – ensures you will maintain your most precious possession throughout your personal and professional journey.

·         It is better to be defeated on principle than to win on lies. ~Arthur Calwell

·         Integrity is the commitment to do what is right regardless of the circumstances – no hidden agendas, no political games. Do the right thing, period. ~Ken Carnes

·         There is no pillow as soft as a clear conscience. ~John Wooden

·         The time is always right to do what is right. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

·         It is no use walking anywhere to preach unless our walking is our preaching. ~St. Francis of Assisi