Being Committed To Excellence

Philippians 4 :19 "And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Jesus Christ."

Making a Decision To Be The Best!

"The quality of a person's life will be determined by the depth of their commitment to excellence, no matter what their chosen field."

Vince Lombardi

It's a fact that life pays superior rewards only for superior performances. There is nothing more exciting than to have a break out moment where you see yourself achieving great things and then positioning yourself to do something about it. As we reach out for excellence in all areas of our lives we will start to feel differently about ourselves and perform at a higher level. Knowing that average performances pay average rewards, we need to set ourselves up to go high performance and make the decision to start today.

In this quest for excellence one needs to set high goals and continually work to exceed them. We need to develop a quality within us that is called ambition. There is a special key to life here, which might be handy for you as you commit yourself to excellence. The key is that if we can conduct ourselves as though we are the best at what we do… we will gradually become it. By looking at the accomplishments of others, in the right way, it will allow you to be motivated to do even better.

Every single thing you do in an excellent fashion boosts your self-esteem and makes you feel better about yourself. You can always respect yourself when you know deep down that you are doing your best. We are to always look for new ways to break out of our comfort zones and conditions that can be labled as learned helplessness. As you build your esteem you will find yourself more powerful, positive and determined to build the life you know you need to.

It is a fact that it is impossible for you to be truly happy or successful until you know in your heart that you have developed a level of excellence that tells you that you are very good at what you do. For this very reason, it becomes so important that we take the time to do our very best. Reaching the top can be easier that we might think… only issue is that we need to start climbing to reach the top and for many this is an issue, for they can't get out of the starting blocks. As you climb to the top you will find that you are passing many people who are satisfied in just being average… these people are easy to pass for just being average will get you nowhere because you are going nowhere.

One thing to keep in mind in being committed to excellence is that small differences in ability can lead to enormous differences in results. Taking the time to perfect the small areas in your life can give you the edge needed when the big opportunity comes your way. By consistently looking for ways to improve your every day, you will find yourself getting ahead in all areas of life. I know the fire truck company of which I worked for is number one in the world and this is the philosophy that has gotten them there. With this in mind it opens all sorts of possibilities for you.

When working on a personal program designed for success and excellence, always start your improvements in areas that will give you results the fastest. It is great motivation when you can start to see some of the weak and undisciplined parts of your life take a complete 180 degrees of improvement. Personally, I like to break things down into small segments when I work on things… this helps me to stay plugged in and it never ceases to amaze me of the great results I find in doing this.

In the times that we live in right now, we should be spending more time thinking about our futures than ever before. As long as you have a heartbeat, you have a future and your level of achievement will be linked directly to the level of importance you give it. Deep down inside, you have to realize that to have a future that you desire, that it is imperative that you do something today.

One of the biggest mistakes we make in our thinking today is to think that we are working for anyone else but ourselves. When it comes to our employment, we all are self-employed, no matter who signs our paychecks, and the president of your company is you. If you want a raise or a better position in life, you need only to look in the mirror and start negotiating it. It is up to you to be committed to a level of excellence that will provide what you want. When I was young and working for my fire truck building company, I found out that people, who were doing less important work in my eyes, were being paid more than me. This irritated me and I told my dad who was working at the same company at that time. He responded to me with great wisdom… he said, "Son, if you want to be paid more, just keep working at a high level of excellence and you will be noticed, and they will pay what they see you being worth!" This has been my motto ever since and has gotten me all that I have needed. In this light, we really do work for ourselves to get what we want and need in life.

If you are not happy with anything that you do, it is up to you to change what you do. I know of one guy who worked over 40 years at his company, who is now retired and has told me that he hated every year. How sad is this… he needed someone to give him this message a long time ago. You need to be committed to excellence and by being committed; it will not allow you to be doing things that you are not happy with. I worked with a gentleman some time ago who had this philosophy… if you go to work for 30 days in a row and hate it, it then is time to start sowing seeds in other areas to get you a new job. You are responsible for your own happiness and the process of being committed to excellence will keep you happy.

Once you start moving towards personal excellence, keep learning and practicing until you get there. To get to the head of the line of life, you must first get in line. You must learn patience and keep working at your life until you get there. Knowing what you want, and being committed to excellence, will put you in a position where you can't be stopped.

People, who achieve personal excellence in their lives, love themselves and what they do. The area that we put our efforts in, we would do for free, because it is an area that fulfills us as a person. You don't ever want to be in a position in life where you feel like it was wasted. At the end you should be able to say that you have finished the race of life and have been faithful to the excellence that has gotten you there. Amen!

Let's become excellent in all we do!