Quote of the Episode:
“If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less than excellent work.”
– Thomas J. Watson
On this third episode of Mindset Reset, we’re digging into the idea that being excellent in life is as simple as making a decision. If Mr. Watson’s theory is correct, we can make a change in a fraction of a second that will completely change the direction of our lives.
If you’ve been living or working at a level that’s lower than your potential, the life you want is one decision away. Change doesn’t take years; it can happen in an instant. For most of us, the decision to change is what takes us so much time.
Seth Godin and Steven Pressfield expand on the idea of excellence as the basis for success in life. Both wrote about the differences between amateurs and professionals. The rewards of excellence can’t be accessed until we upgrade our efforts to levels worthy of them.
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
- If you want to live an excellent life, stop accepting anything less than excellence from yourself.
- Higher standards attract higher quality.
Turning Pro by Steven Pressfield
What Would a Professional Do? by Seth Godin
Music Credit: Great Days by Joakim Karud