The founder entrepreneur embodies the courageous spirit of the dreamer who dares to defy the odds and changes the world through creativity, innovation, and force of will.
The 3rd shift manufacturing floor machine operator in Mansfield, Ohio, lives a spirit no less compelling, though it looks pretty different. He embodies excellence in the form of duty, toughness, and commitment to craft that moves the whole world and on which we all depend.
The WBNA star shows young women that they, too, can harness aggression and use it to advance their careers or lean into their competitive drive to build a life and legacy on their terms.
The stay-at-home mom of two models a different work ethic for her daughters, but just as excellent. She demonstrates an endless source of love, dependability, and personal touch that glues families together and forms the bedrock of a fulfilling life.
Recognize the excellence modeled by others, whether they are distant or close, well-known or obscure. In that recognition, remember to recognize the importance of your everyday excellence too.
We miss the point when we admire the excellence of others and elevate them onto a pedestal while failing to see the role and importance of excellence in our own efforts, no matter how small and no matter who else recognizes it.
Excellence is with anyone who brings it to that day’s efforts.
Answer the call. Do the work.
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