Giving it Your Best

Excellence should never be confused with perfection, one is achievable the other is not.

To even try to achieve perfection is setting yourself and others up for failure. All that can ever be expected is to give it the best you can do.

Trying to always live up to the standards of others can often cause guilt trips as they place unachievable and unobtainable  goals. This leads to people giving up as there is no chance to “win”.

If you are a leader it is right to have goals for your organisation, but to expect that everyone within that organisation shares the same level of passion or same level of skill as you will lead you to great disappointment.

I firmly believe in excellence, and this is my definition…

It is good and right to set challenging goals and expectations but unless they are achievable  there will be no celebration. Hope disappears when perfection is the goal.

The only true expectation that a leader should have is that everyone (including themselves) are giving it their best.

Paul S Allen

About Paul S Allen

Singer Song Writer; Musician (Guitar, Bass, Mandolin, Ukulele); Photographer; Poet; Thinker. I have food allergies so ask when you invite me for dinner. Lumen accipe et imperti. (receive the light and pass it on) Email me:

Posted on 24/05/2010, in Business Development, Church, Faith and Personal Development, General, Leadership and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

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