Only undertake what you can do in an excellent fashion. There are no prizes for average performance.— Brian Tracy
Inspiring Excellent Performance quotations
We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
In the absence of clearly-defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily trivia until ultimately we become enslaved by it.
Your best shot at happiness, self-worth and personal satisfaction - the things that constitute real success - is not in earning as much as you can but in performing as well as you can something that you consider worthwhile.
Allow yourself to be a beginner. No one starts off being excellent.
Excellence is an art won by training and habituation.
Focusing on strengths is the surest way to greater job satisfaction, team performance and organizational excellence.
We all have a vast number of areas in which we have no talent or skill and little chance of becoming even mediocre. In those areas a knowledge workers should not take on work, jobs and assignments. It takes far more energy to improve from incompetence to mediocrity than it takes to improve from first-rate performance to excellence.
It takes time to create excellence. If it could be done quickly, more people would do it.
I believe excellence is being able to perform at a high level over and over.
For a company to excel, employees must be reassured that self-interest, not the company's, is their foremost priority. We believe an employee who puts himself first will be motivated to perform.
Set excellent performance as your standard and strive to achieve it each day
Everyone excels in something in which another fails.
A centre of excellence is, by definition, a place where second class people may perform first class work.
The combination of creative energies and the need to perform at the highest level to keep up with peers leads to an otherwise unattainable commitment to excellence.
It takes far less energy to move from first-rate performance to excellence than it does to move from incompetence to mediocrity.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.
Our definition of a weakness is anything that gets in the way of excellent performance.
When superstition is allowed to perform the task of old age in dulling the human temperament, we can say goodbye to all excellence in poetry, in painting, and in music.
Useful manual labour, intelligently performed, is the means par excellence for developing the intellect.
A problem is a chance for you to do your best.
Trust gives you the permission to give people direction, get everyone aligned, and give them the energy to go get the job done. Trust enables you to execute with excellence and produce extraordinary results. As you execute with excellence and deliver on your commitments, trust becomes easier to inspire, creating a flywheel of performance.
The kind of commitment I find among the best performers across virtually every field is a single-minded passion for what they do, an unwavering desire for excellence in the way they think and the way they work. Genuine confidence is what launches you out of bed in the morning, and through your day with a spring in your step.
When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellency becomes a reality.
To perform your best, you need to know who you are and why you think and feel the way you do.
I like the powerful story, the excellent performances the beautiful cinematography and the vision of the "The Piano".
The Dark Side of the Moon has flash - the true flash that comes from the excellence of a superb performance.
Cognitive skills such as big-picture thinking and long-term vision were particularly important. But when I calculated the ratio of technical skills, IQ, and emotional intelligence as ingredients of excellent performance, emotional intelligence proved to be twice as important as the others for jobs at all levels.
Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance.
The necessity to constantly turn in an excellent performance, to be absolutely wedded to this dedication and this ideal means that as a child you're going to pay for it personally.
It is something we have always excelled at and prided ourselves at - the excellences of our stage performance.
I don't come to work as an actor. There are many directors who can direct without ever having acted and do a great job and connect with their actors and lead them to excellent performances without themselves having had an acting background.
The tiger and the lion may be more powerful, but the wolf does not perform in the circus.
When all the performances are excellent, critics understand it's the direction.
Excellence or virtue in a man will be the disposition which renders him a good man and also which will cause him to perform his function well.
Your earning ability is largely determined by the perception of excellence, quality, and value that others have of you and what you do. The market only pays excellent rewards for excellent performance. It pays average rewards for average performance, and it pays below average rewards or unemployment for below average performance.
Passion promotes excellence.
Each honest calling, each walk of life, has its own elite, its own aristocracy based on excellence of performance. . . . There will always be the false snobbery which tries to place one vocation above another. You will become a member of the aristocracy in the American sense only if your accomplishments and integrity earn this appellation.
We may have an excellent ear for music, without being able to perform in any kind; we may judge well of poetry, without being poets, or possessing the least of a poetic vein; but we can have no tolerable notion of goodness without being tolerably good.
Diffidence may check resolution and obstruct performance, but compensates its embarrassments by more important advantages; it conciliates the proud, and softens the severe; averts envy from excellence, and censure from miscarriage.
The pursuit of excellence is gratifying and healthy. The pursuit of perfection is frustrating, nuerotic, and a terrible waste of time.
Each honest calling, each walk of life, has its own elite, its own aristocracy based on excellence of performance.
Working together, ordinary people can perform extraordinary feats.
They can push things that come into their hands a little higher up, a little further on towards the heights of excellence.
I've never been in a business where safety performance was excellent and the business performance was not, so they go hand in hand, and for me, safety performance is an indication of discipline, of focus and of how joined up an organization is.
In peace-armies discipline meant the hunt, not of an average but of an absolute;
the hundred per cent standard in which the ninety-nine were played down to the level of the weakest man on parade.... The deeper the discipline, the lower was the individual excellence; also the more sure the performance.
What starts the process, really, are laughs and slights and snubs when you are a kid. If your anger is deep enough and strong enough, you learn that you can change those attitudes by excellence, personal gut performance.