Leadership is no longer about your position. It's now more about your passion for excellence and making a difference You can lead without a title— Robin Sharma
Thrilling Passion For Excellence quotations
I would rather die of passion than of boredom.
Do your best at every job. Don't sleep! Success generates more success so be hungry for it. Hire good people with a passion for excellence.
Believe passionately in what you do, and never knowingly compromise your standards and values. Act like a true professional, aiming for true excellence, and the money will follow.
Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.
Emulation is a handsome passion; it is enterprising, but just withal. It keeps a man within the terms of honor, and makes the contest for glory just and generous. He strives to excel, but it is by raising himself, not by depressing others.
Excellence is an art won by training and habituation.
The heart of human excellence often begins to beat when you discover a pursuit that absorbs you, frees you, challenges you, or gives you a sense of meaning, joy, or passion.
Believe in your heart that you're meant to live a life full of passion, purpose, magic and miracles.
Excellence is a habit. You are what you repeatedly do.
My path was simple: Follow your passion.
Pour in your heart and soul. Settle for nothing less than excellence. And with enough hard work and faith in yourself, you can realize your dream.
A Leader must possess credibility, imagination, enthusiasm, vision, foresight, a sense of timing, a passion for excellence and be willing to share.
We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
Total abstinence is so excellent a thing that it cannot be carried to too great an extent. In my passion for it I even carry it so far as to totally abstain from total abstinence itself.
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.
Bill Gates' Success Factors for Microsoft 1.
Long-term Approach 2. Passion for Products and Technology 3. Teamwork 4. Results 5. Customer Feedback 6. Individual Excellence
Allow yourself to be a beginner. No one starts off being excellent.
I never excelled at one sport or had a very strong passion for anything other than wrestling and bodybuilding.
'Live each day as if it is your last,' said Mahatma Gandhi.
'Learn as if you'll live forever.' This is what I'm passionate about. It is precisely this. It is this inextinguishable, undaunted appetite for learning and experience, no matter how risible, no matter how esoteric, no matter how seditious it might seem.
Genuine confidence is what launches you out of bed in the morning, and through your day with a spring in your step.
I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.
The passion for praise, which is so very vehement in the fair sex, produces excellent effects in women of sense, who desire to be admired for that which only deserves admiration.
Many excellent artists working today unfortunately lack the indispensable gifts necessary for demagoguery and self-promotion, while the bad ones are full of passionate intensity.
But I think Steve's main contribution besides just the pure leadership is his passion for excellence. He's a perfectionist. Good enough isn't good enough. And also his creative spirit. You know he really, really wants to do something great.
Everyone excels in something in which another fails.
A passion for his art, and an eager desire to excel, will more than supply an artist with the place of method.
For me, the greatest obstacles are never on the ice itself.
That's the area I excel in. That's where my passion is. I think we all strive to push ourselves, to overcome our struggles. And when we do, we get to know ourselves better.
We are seeing some challenges and some changes in American business, American enterprise, but the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award is a reminder of things that must never change: the passion for excellence, the drive to innovate, the hard work that goes with any successful enterprise.
It takes time to create excellence. If it could be done quickly, more people would do it.
The total mental efficiency of a man is the resultant of the working together of all his faculties. He is too complex a being for any one of them to have the casting vote. If any one of them do have the casting vote, it is more likely to be the strength of his desire and passion, the strength of the interest he takes in what is proposed. Concentration, memory, reasoning power, inventiveness, excellence of the senses, all are subsidiary to this.
It applies in any business. Shoemakers should be run by shoe guys, and software firms by software guys, and supermarkets by supermarket guys. With the advice and support of their bean counters, absolutely, but with the final word going to those who live and breathe the customer experience. Passion and drive for excellence will win over the computer-like, dispassionate, analysis-driven philosophy every time.
Love is the source of our greatest errors;
but when it is even partially refined it is the energy and the passion of the soul in its search for Good, the force that joins us to Good and joins us to the world through Good. Its existence is the unmistakable sign that we are spiritual creatures, attracted by excellence and made for the Good. It is a reflection of the warmth and light of the sun.
Passion is the art of suffering for what you love; instead of settling for what you don't.
Passion for a goal doesn't guarantee success, but without it, you can't even begin.