Often, I surround myself with people who have achieved massive amounts of success. When I’m around them I sit back and take time to just listen. I get to see the distinct pattern of actions that differentiate them from everyone else.

I don’t say that to insist that one person is greater than the next in any way because we are all created equally. However, what I do refer to is how they think and go about their lives.

Confucius once said, “The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.”

If you sit back and look at the most successful people in every field whether it be athletes, speakers, entrepreneurs, or authors on thing holds true. They made a commitment to excellence and went after it relentlessly. Constantly striving for excellence in every area of your life is ultimately what will determine the quality of your life, no matter what you do for a living.

Staying committed to the core values and excellence is what shaped most of the most successful companies. When an average athlete excels, and becomes great it’s due to his/her commitment to excellence. By simply making a commitment to excellence, and going after it each day with a never give up mindset, and ordinary person becomes a person with extraordinary success. It won’t happen overnight but if you just strive to do better, excellence is the gradual result.

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