I think we all crave excellence. What I think most of us do not crave is the effort that excellence takes. Some may say that we are inherently lazy – I think mortality makes it easy to shrink from the pain of growth. Excellence comes from what we repeatedly do – so does failure.
Therefore, in order to become excellent, we must cultivate habits of excellence – do things right, grow our minds, enhance and refine our skill set, think positive thoughts, take responsibility for ourselves, etc.
Excellence is never the easy way but it is always the best way!
I hope you enjoy the writings I share today from Ralph Waldo Emerson!:
Thoughts About Living with Excellence
Skill to do comes of doing. Do the thing and you will be given the power.
Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or find it not. What you are comes to you.
Don’t waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good. Set down nothing that will not help somebody.
Put your trust in ideas and not in circumstances. Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind it.
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it well and serenely.
To finish the moment, to find the journey’s end in every step of the road, to live the greatest number of good hours, is wisdom.
Unless you do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will not grow. We aim above the mark to hit the mark.
Written by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Words from Ralph Waldo Emerson are shared from the following website: http://www.agiftofinspiration.com.au/stories/excellence/Thoughts%20on%20Living%20with%20Excellence.shtml
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