There is no doubt about it — excellence is hard work.

“We are what we repeatedly do. 

Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”


Excellence requires commitment, a goal, and most importantly, persistence. I was riding my bike this morning, which I could easily have been persuaded to skip.

Could is the keyword here. I made a commitment and set a goal to lose weight. Biking ten miles at least three times a week is a critical component of that goal.

Excellence in my health is a top priority and a challenge every day. Because it means I must watch what I eat, get enough sleep, and that other “e” word — exercise.

Striving to be your best or to build a successful company or business is no different. However, you must remain aware of the good news/bad news.

Good News

You do not have to walk, or ride, through this journey alone. Find the support of like-minded individuals. Seek the wisdom and advice of others who share your dreams and goals.

Find a coach or thought partner who will ask questions and hold you accountable along the way.

Bad News

To become your best will require change.

If success, excellence, and all those positive outcomes are to become a reality, we must be prepared to make a long-term commitment. You won’t get there unless you set a goal and develop a plan to reach the destination

Every morning, my bike waits for me to hop on and get closer to my health goals. Every day I make a choice. Am I willing to commit to the hard work and make it a habit?

“The secret of joy in work is contained in one word―excellence.
To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.”

Pearl S. Buck

What future waits for you to take the first step?

And always—

Be kind. Be brave. Be you.

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