We all want to be successful. The excellence, as it turns out, is the vehicle to achieve success.
So what it takes to achieve the success? What are the 4 pillars? What are the four enablers of excellence? Here they go:
- Essence: “I chose because that’s how I live my purpose. I’m responsible.”
- Ownership: “I’ll make it happen no matter what.”
- Gratitude: “I’m thankful for all what I’ve got. Now let me give something back without expecting anything in return.”
- Courage: “If I don’t try, I can’t fail. But then what’s the point? Fear? Sure I do have my share of it. But I choose to feel the fear but do it anyway.”
We were born excellent. Fearless. We had all the above qualities although we did not have the distinction that lets us know that our core is made of pure excellence.
Then they taught us to be obedient. They gave us rules to live by…a sense of right and wrong from the perspective of society. Stories of punishments we will get if we don’t follow the rules became a part of our lives.
What they did not teach us was this understanding: it’s okay to break the rules; it’s okay to create your own rules…and be responsible for what you’ve created!
The result? Mediocre we. Yes, you. And me!
They were none other than our beloved family members, school teachers, elderly people whom we respected in society and alike.
They wanted to see us happy but their understanding of happiness was against bringing the “excellence” out from us.
Their definition of happiness was fulfilled if we get a “secured” job which was predictable enough to raise children, go to Europe tour once or (twice at a maximum) in a lifetime and live an apparently “settled” life.
Now, nothing is wrong with that definition if we are okay with mediocrity. Excellence takes something else.
The choice has always been ours; the choice will always be ours: we can choose to dance on the head of fear and get the sh*t done or let fear dance on top of us.
A choice well made is a choice which we won’t regret on our deathbed. What choice do you want to make?