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How Do You Measure Your Desire For Excellence ?

How Do You Measure Your Desire For Excellence ?

The desire to excel is exclusive of the fact whether someone else appreciates you or not.

Vanessa Del Piero
I read a lot. I read in bed. Sometimes I do some writing instead.
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A tourist once visited a temple under construction where he saw a sculptor making an idol of God. Suddenly he noticed a similar idol lying nearby. Surprised, he asked the sculptor, "Do you need two statues of the same idol?"

"No," said the sculptor without looking up, "We need only one, but the first one got damaged at the last stage." The gentleman examined the idol and found no apparent damage. "Where is the damage?" he asked. "There is a scratch on the nose of the idol." said the sculptor, still busy with his work.

"Where are you going to install the idol?" asked the tourist.

The sculptor replied that it would be installed on a pillar twenty feet high.

"If the idol is that far, who is going to know that there is a scratch on the nose?" the gentleman asked.

The sculptor stopped work, looked up at the gentleman, smiled and said, "I will know it."

The desire to excel is exclusive of the fact whether someone else appreciates you or not. Excellence is a drive from inside, not outside. Excellence is not for someone else to notice but for your own satisfaction and efficacy.

Contributed By Vanessa Del Piero

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Kane Williamson VP Marketing at Benedict Inc.

I remember this line about excellence -
“If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as a Michaelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, 'Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.” by Martin Luther King Jr.
This drives me to try and achieve perfection everyday.
Have a great day ahead!

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