Excellence isn’t excellence unless it is a habit. We consider it our default setting. “Looks OK’’ is never OK. Ever.
There is an extraordinary way to do the most ordinary thing, and that way must be found and done. After we do a fabulous job, we will find a more fabulous benchmark to set and meet.
Our competence should be obvious. Our skills should be evident. And when we’ve concluded a job, we should be able to explain why it is superb, not just claim it is.