We’ve come full circle. Excellence has a lot to do with how we define success. For John Wooden, it was about “knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.” That is excellence. And excellence requires putting into place some markers, benchmarks that help you know if you are gaining greater excellence and becoming more successful. Some markers are quite objectively measured. Others are rather subjective.
Once you and your colleagues have determined what excellence looks like, you are ready to determine the steps you need to take to get there. The steps to excellence, the path you will follow in the pursuit of excellence, are critical.
Define success. Get focused. Move upstream. Build reserves. And pursue excellence. Make those moves as part of your drive to future success.
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