The excellence of Usain Bolt in the short races specialty and the records he broke in his prime to make him king of 100-200m is a good illustration of how to gain and master excellence. A deeper reflection on the same made me seek out the precious nuggets from John Mason, who wrote, as excerpted:
‘Commit yourself to excellence from the start. No legacy is so rich as excellence. The quality of your life will be in direct proportion to your commitment to excellence, regardless of what you choose to do. “It’s a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you often get it, said Somerset Maugham. It takes less time to do something right than it takes to explain why you did it wrong. “There is an infinite difference between a little wrong and a little right, between fairly good and the best, between mediocrity and superiority, “said Orison Swett Marcen.
Everyday we ask ourselves, “why should my boss hire me instead of someone else? or “Why should people do business with me or my competitors?” “watch your actions; they become your habits. Watch your habits, they become your character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny,” said Frank Outlaw.’
Pursue excellence in all your endeavours. Build your legacy without compromise.