I Hope You Always Demand Excellence?
I am not really sure you can demand excellence of others, if you do not demand and receive excellence from yourself. So obviously the place to start for all entrepreneurs and leaders, is by looking in the mirror.
But, where do you start to demand excellence and in what areas? I would strongly suggest selecting one specific area and improving that to such an extent, that even you can agree, that you have progressed towards excellence.
For you to be able to step up to that next level, you will want yourself to become smarter, better and wiser.
One of the keys to excellence is always striving to get there, but never actually arriving at the final destination, always tweaking, seeking and being aware of where you really are.
So Why Would You Demand Excellence From Yourself?
Because if you are a professional, seeking to become a professional or in fact the best at what you do, excellence must be on the fast track. If you do not demand excellence, then you become an also ran, ordinary and you will never make the really big money or elevate yourself to top table of leadership.
I think that it is all a matter of having to dig deep, enhancing your professional development, reaching your full potential and always striving to improve your performance. You must build a necessity of high expectations and internalise these achievement notches in your mind, to keep you moving onwards.
The thing is, you are probably the only one who will demand excellence from yourself, so be very careful who you seek counsel from. You must have outstanding drive, the need to succeed and you must not lack total dedication in your quest for perfection and excellence.
You Must Perform At A Consistently High Level Of Performance
You will want to perform well and at a very high level consistently, but this will not happen unless you tenaciously act and prepare on a daily basis. Demanding a high level of commitment and accountability, from yourself, in the process, will be required.
Whether excellence is a place you reach or whether it just remains a means of making you perform at a higher plain, is arguable. But whatever you do you should be seeking to become better and increase your value to yourself, others and the marketplace. If you do that, then you won't go far wrong.
To Your Success