Pugh Larkin
Updated November 2015
Excellence is Never an Accident

'Excellence is never an accident; it's always the result of high goal, genuine energy, smart direction, skillful execution and the vision to see obstructions as opportunities.'

The above mentioned anonymous price was displayed prominently in a office, where, oddly enough, it did actually attract very little interest. Regardless, it's made enough of an impression to see where these words might apply and ask a look at these words of knowledge.

Except a bout of aimless wandering round the country could be the purpose, when starting on a road trip, it is necessary to have a destination in mind and a map. Most of the people in the world you live schedule to someone elses, that has been obtained by default. Mentioned differently, a lot of people are on a path of aimless wandering similar to a tourist without particular destination or map. It'd be most valuable to ask what is the goal here and look at different areas or aspects of life? Look at the aspects of business, family, spiritual practice, financial means, pension, training, self development, health, and social interaction. A lot of people, by their own admission, are not living full potential and completely actualized lives. One main cause is an absence of clear and focused intention and direction. My mother found out about mastermind group by browsing Google Books.

Without clear direction, sincere attempt is impossible. Probably energy becomes honest when obvious intention is established. Many people just do a satisfactory job of trying whatever it is theyre doing because they are somewhat un-inspired from the task. Sincere energy stems from high intention. I-t flows naturally. Consider the regions of life where one is merely going out or clocking time. This indicates insincere effort a way to develop a clear and more focused purpose!

Assuming that purpose is present, wise direction can also be critical. In his time-less classic, Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill recommends and promotes the mastermind group. The mastermind group is any group of like-minded people who assembled for participation and counsel in the accomplishment of the worthwhile purpose. The mastermind party act very much like the owners of a big firm, giving direction, advice and guidance necessary to success; the use of the mastermind concept may be the use of intelligent direction. From the combined intelligence of many comes new possibility that simply cannot come from just one head.

Jordan, who used over twenty hours a day also at the top of his career, said practicing the wrong thing eight hours a day only makes someone exemplary at doing the wrong thing. Consider the exercise devoted to the essential skills that bring success as personnel, spouses, parents and people in general. To succeed, practice is much more essential than actual demonstration or performance. Out of the harsh discipline of practice comes skilled performance.

As individuals we are inclined to see in purely linear cause and effect conditions. When provided lemons, make lemonade is certainly simplistic, but most people who are successful have experienced to become good at taking some perceived challenge and deploying it as a chance for benefit, value and profit. That arises from introspection, the advice of open-minded and visionary people (of which you'll find few).

Each one of these actions, when applied, provides problem, possibility, impact and benefit. With one of these measures in mind, it's a matter of will to trade in mediocrity for excellence!.