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Pursue Excellence – Not Perfection!

Most of us know, at least in theory, that the pursuit of perfection is harmful, and rarely achievable anyway.  So do we just settle for mediocrity?  No, there’s another answer — pursue excellence!  And it does require pursuit.  You won’t just casually bump into excellence while meandering along the path of life.  Quality is not commonplace – not easily accessible.  It is rarely inexpensive.   Though there is cost, in terms of time, brain power, and money, the rewards are lasting.

When the great King Solomon, of Biblical fame, wanted the very best in terms of materials and skilled craftsmen to build the famed Temple, he brought in the finest wood and precious metals from distant lands; he also sent for Hiram, who is described as a man full of wisdom, and understanding. History also tells us that Hiram “was a real artist – he could do anything with bronze. He came to King Solomon and did all the bronze work.”  (I Kings 7:14 – The Message)  I imagine that Hiram wasn’t the cheapest person on the block.

In his well-known book, Salesman of the Century, Ron Popeil wrote, “I realized a long time ago that I’m not an expert in every area.  That’s why I work with professionals to assist me in the creation and marketing of my products.”  Good advice!

Are you pursing excellence?  Do you need help in any area?  Don’t hesitate to reach out to others who are more skilled than you, and pay the price for training or help.  You may find something of value in the library of training videos offered by my company, Business Training Team.  There are free courses available on the Home page, as my gift to you.  Or, you may find  one of our blogging buddies may have exactly what you need.

I’d really like it if you would leave comments and tell me what you think you need and if you find it.  One of the most exciting things about this 30-day blogging challenge is that I’m discovering a myriad of new sources of information and help where I find I’m weak and need help.  I’m also making a lot of new friends online…and who knows where that may lead.

Here’s to your pursuit of excellence!