Explore the value of Excellence
Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion. The potential for greatness lives within each of us.
Ability is what you are capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
Louis "Lou" Holtz
Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.
What actions are most excellent? To gladden the heart of a human being, to feed the hungry, to help the afflicted, to lighten the sorrow of the sorrowful, and to remove the wrongs of the injured.
Greatness is more than potential. It is the execution of that potential. Beyond the raw talent. You need the appropriate training. You need the discipline. You need the inspiration. You need the drive.
Eric A. Burns
Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.
Henry van Dyke
The love of fame is almost another name for the love of excellence; or it is the ambition to attain the highest excellence, sanctioned by the highest authority, that of time.
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Excellence’
Steve JSubmitted by Marco
Steve Jobs is my hero because with his technology, our world wouldn't be as advanced as it is today. With his products, we have the privilege of fast communication and work ethics. I really enjoy his products even though he has passed it doesn't matter because he changed this world and left a mark on the next...
Vincent SherpinskySubmitted by Susan Dyen
I am very pleased to recommend Mr. Vincent Sherpinsky for your Everyday Hero Award. As one of my high school teachers, I have watched him be a role model, a leader, and someone who is leading by example. He is energetic, compassionate and genuinely well rounded in his opinions and points of view. He is committed...
Gerard RSubmitted by Frank G. Anton
Gerry V. Radice, born December 9, 1918, is the oldest child in a family of four children. Mr. Radice grew up in Chicago. Taylor Street. Hyde park. Attended DePaul University. Joined Illinois National Guard. Federalized into US Army September, 1940. Active duty through April, 1946. Attended DePaul University...
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Excellence is not static, it is a continuous goal that is met by those refined by it, not idlers!
deba ellan, Benin,Nigeria
To make it worse if I do better? Pesgunta always do that, we must seek excellence.
Anderson, Colatina, ES - Brasil
Excellence is the quality of hard work, which helps you to continue to set higher standards.
Tamara Davis, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Derek Wladischkin, Michigan
Excellence is the product of a conscious effort of hard work, diligence, perseverance, and consistency to stand out on an act, which when seen can be respected, admired, and can be emulated by others.
Bakare Moses, Lagos, Nigeria.
Excellence is a motivator that brings out the best in you.
Excellence is the process of getting better.
Bruce Willingham, Warner Robins Ga
Excellence is a kind of attitude. Not burden.
Excellence is a standard not a goal.
Mark Shulkosky, Saint Marys, PA
Inspiring others to be excellent starts with a mindset to be excellent yourself.
Ryan Record, Indiana
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Smith L. Galusha, Mabelvale, AR