“We need to internalize this idea of excellence. Not many folks spend a lot of time trying to be excellent.” – Barack Obama
Excellence isn’t a destination. Excellence is a journey. Internalizing the idea of excellence is about embracing a growth mindset. It’s about being excellent every day. It’s about embracing the productive discomfort required to redefine our edge.
For me, internalized excellence is about simply being the best version of me. It isn’t about being better than others . . . it’s about being better than I was yesterday. When I compare me to me . . . if it am constantly building skill and relationship then I am becoming a better version of me.
Take time today to think about areas that you want to improve. How can you be a better version of you? Listen to those around you. Ask those you trust. Today, starting right now, work to be better than you were yesterday.