Thursday, March 21, 2019

How to Achieve Excellence

Success = becoming excellent at something one is naturally good

Playing to your strengths is the path to real success, and, often, happiness.

Truly great success is not the product of putting in the tremendous effort required to become good at something in which one is innately mediocre. When it comes to achieving excellence in a given task or field, one who is naturally good at the thing has a tremendous advantage.

We tend to seek to improve the things we are weakest at because we want to overcome perceived inadequacies. At best, we will improve and become better at a given task, but we will never be great at it. This approach serves us up to the point that we become competent in written expression, general mathematics and have a reasonable understanding of the world. Beyond basic knowledge, however, there is little benefit to focusing on improving the things we aren’t talented at when, instead, we could channel that same effort and energy into the things we are naturally good at and become spectacular successes.

Every person possesses innate gifts and strengths. The most important step in securing success is to discover your gift and get to work becoming the best at what you are already good at. Your excellence will bring you success, satisfaction and fulfillment. The ensuing sense of happiness, actual productivity and purpose you’ll feel will create a better world for us all.

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By Cynthia Occelli on January 22, 2011 at 11:17 am

Thanks for the compliment, Melody and your real life example of getting it write :)

Yesterday, I went to watch an interview of Deepak Chopra. He said something I loved,

If your child is struggling with math and doing great in tennis, don't hire him a math tutor, get him a tennis coach and one day he'll have the money to hire someone to do the math.

Isn't that great?

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By Caballero_69 on May 20, 2011 at 09:13 am


Love the article and especially this line - "The most important step in securing success is to discover your gift and get to work becoming the best at what you are already good at."

Each of us is unique and yet we are all connected by our humanity, our citizenship, our hopes, and our dreams. If each of us does our best at what we are best suited to do, let us help one another and be what we all might and ought to be!

Inspiring and instructive!

Thank you.

Caballero_69 aka Larry

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By Credo on September 22, 2013 at 11:01 pm

Self help has never been explained so well, it was very insightful.


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