Committing to Excellence

BY: Mac Anderson

A story from Charging the Human Battery… 50 Ways to Motivate Yourself

"When we have done our best, we can wait the results in peace."

~ John Lubbock

John Lubbock was right on target when he said this. Let's take goals, for example. We set goals to keep us focused on the important things in our life; personal goals, career goals, spiritual goals, family goals, health goals, etc. Sometimes we set out with great enthusiasm to reach these goals, but occasionally there are circumstances that set us back. Some within our control...some not. But there is a wonderful feeling of peace when I know in my heart that I've done my best. Because, win or lose, I know that I'm more prepared for my next battle in life.

Committing to excellence is not an act, it's an attitude. It's an attitude that is captured in this short thought titled: And Then Some...

"And then some...these three little words are the secret to success. They are the difference between average people and top people in most companies. The top people always do what is expected...and then some. They are thoughtful of others; they are considerate and kind...and then some. They meet their responsibilities fairly and squarely... and then some. They are good friends and helpful neighbors...and then some. They can be counted on in an emergency...and then some. I am thankful for people like this, for they make the world a better place. Their spirit of service is summed up in these three little words...and then some."If we carry the attitude of "And Then Some"... throughout our life, whenour time on earth is almost gone, we will wait the results in peace.

"Give the world the best you have and the best will come back to you."

~Madeline Bridges

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