The First-class Section in Hell

“Excellence generally describes tasks, and tasks are usually a means to an end.  People are the end.”  _Henry & Richard Blackaby, Spiritual Leadership

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When it comes to excellence be careful where you draw a line in the sand.

Be honest, if your pursuit of excellence is for you…then tweak and perfect to your heart’s content (if you have the time).

But if you’re doing what you do to make a difference in the rest of the world then the rules change.

Rule #1: If no one else will notice or really care, then there comes a moment that you say, “Good enough.”

Rule #2: Good enough is good enough. A thousand of your darling bells and whistles will mostly just irritate everyone else.

Rule #3: Day in and day out, people will hardly notice your relentless pursuit of excellence, but they will notice whether or not you care for them.

The ONE THING for today: The pursuit of excellence at the expense of time that can be spent on things that really and truly help people is like creating a first class section in hell. It will be more exquisite than the rest of hell, but it will still be hell.

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