Working in excellence will set you in good stead in your home, place of work, business or church ministry. Be the one who exceeds expectation rather than just meets it.
We should aim to do everything, not just some things to the best of our ability. It is true that we may not be as excited to do tasks that we least enjoy – ironing anyone?! However, it is still important that those tasks are completed well. Sloppiness has no place in our lives. I repeat – sloppiness has no place in our lives!
Below I will give you five tips on how to strive for excellence:
1. Work on changing your mindset. Some tasks will never be exciting but as they are necessary you cannot run away from doing them. The next time you have to complete a task that you would rather not, plan a small treat for yourself to enjoy afterwards.
2. Spend time with people who challenge and inspire you to move out of your comfort zone. Whilst it is easier to do as we have always done, we will not develop our skills or our character.
The well known quote by Albert Einstein rings true;
“Insanity: Doing the same things over and over again, but expecting different results”.
3. Look at how you will go on to benefit others and take the focus off of yourself. Think about doing for others and learn to enjoy giving of yourself. Go out of your way to be a blessing whether it be with your time, skills and expertise, financially or emotionally.
4. Improve your skills and quality of life.
Book onto a training course to develop your skills in an area you are passionate about. Join forums/groups to network with people who have similar interests. You will be surprised with the ideas you can bounce off one another. Look after your body inside and out – eat healthily, drink lots of water and incorporate 30 minutes of exercise into your day.
5. Learn from past failings but do not dwell on them. Everyone has failed at something Do not allow this to deter you from being the best you can. Learn from your mistakes by not returning to them. Do not be afraid to take risks.
What does working in excellence mean to you?
Are there tasks that you carry out half-heartedly? If so, why?