A Spirit of excellence

the-spirit-of-excellenceListening to early morning Sunday TV I was idly flicking through the channels and came across Joel Osteen.

His message to his followers was have a “spirit of excellence” and not making do.

I found it to be compelling and my mind went out to the many occasions we meet with others in our daily family and work lives. Those occasions when we often simply “make do.”

His message was clear; you don’t have to be rich or fancy to have that “spirit.”

*      You don’t have too be the best to take care of things well.

*      You don’t need to be exceptional to be excellent.

*      Take care of yourself, be clean and spotless, your clothes your home.

*      Be first class in your own life, it tells people much about you.

*      Represent yourself well. Don’t be late, be punctual, and be respectful.

*      Always keep up excellent standards in all that you do.

*      Be an excellent worker, human being, and a person for others.

*      Stand out in the crowd; great lawns and gardens are part of who you are.

*      Don’t be sloppy in how you look and what you do.

*      Achieve a higher level of excellence through how we present ourselves.

*      Make sure you present yourself the way you are proud of.

Do the right things because they are the right things to do. Even when no one is watching.

Don’t let something small get in the way of something big coming along.

People watch you even when you do not see them.


Picture courtesy of  todaysfreshmanna.wordpress.com


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Posted on December 16, 2012, in HRMexplorer Blogs and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Thanks for the recap Peter, I really enjoy Joel and his wife.

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