The Simple Way to Become Excellent
Do you want to be better than before?
We might have faced a thrilling situation like an exam or an important job interview. Sometimes, this situation forces us to work harder and work better. If we can’t survive with this situation, we probably fail, isn’t it? But don’t be afraid to fail cause everyone does. We just need to anticipate it.
Why should we become better than before?
According to my experience, trying to be better is really challenging but fun. Because sitting in the same place for a long time is so boring. I mean we have to take the journey of becoming excellent. To challenge ourselves. To be the best self. Because that’s why we live. We explore the uniqueness inside and outside of us.
We can choose to be excellent or we can choose to be average. Being average is something like we work based on the job description. Or we study just for passing an exam. That’s it.
Doing something more could make us better. Like giving. For example, there is someone who gets money but he doesn’t give it out. There is someone who learns about knowledge but he doesn’t share it to other people. Whereas, giving is an excellent act.
Even I had been like that when I didn’t want to teach someone. Hmm. But I want to change. I want to be better now because giving is an excellent act.
I think excellent people are those who want to give, to teach, to help, to heal, to guide, to empower, to encourage, or to lift someone up.
I decide to be excellent because I just want to grow up. I believe that life is full of meaningful knowledge that we can apply to our life. Sometimes we learn from history. Sometimes we learn to create a story. We build up a life with struggle and willingness to become better than before.
“You can become an even more excellent person by constantly setting higher standards for yourself and then by doing everything possible to live up to those standards.” — Brian Tracy
The first step to becoming excellent is setting the standard. If you want to run faster, perhaps you can set a standard like Usain Bolt. If you want to become a professional football player, you can set a standard like CR 7, and so forth.
Have you set up the standard?
Okay! Before you set your standard, you can answer these questions:
1. What is the highest purpose of my life or career?
2. What makes my life meaningful?
3. Who is my role model?
The answers will be your reason to move. To follow your standard.
You can set your own standards. It’s up to you. But keep in mind that your standard will determine your action.
Actually, pursuing excellence is not easy but it can be achieved as long as we dedicate ourselves to do it. I know you can be excellent. You can be the person you want to be. And of course, you can be better than before.
Today is your time. Make a commitment right now. Keep growing!