We all like to hear the words, ‘well done!’ ‘Great performance!’ ‘Brilliant Job!’ ‘Excellent!’ We do hear it often in our lives when we perform anything exceptional. Where do they come from? What is your measure of excellence?
How to become an Excellent Person
There is this beautiful marble statue in a museum that people from far and wide come to see…There is a heavy rush of visitors and tourists at the museum throughout the day to see the beautiful statue… The flooring of that museum incidentally is also of marble. And one evening as the museum is closing, the floor decides to pour its heart out to the statue…and the floor said…
Oh, dear statue, we both have originated from the same mine, we both have the same birth date and the same birth time and the same birthplace…. we have gone through the same process to become marble. Yet…people from far and wide come to see you and sing praises to your beauty, and admire you all day.., you are kept in the finest sapphire crystal glass, with locks of purest gold, and lovely velvet interiors and me…? I too am marble…but people don’t even glance at me…in fact they stamp on me the entire day with their dirty feet…I can’t take this discrimination anymore… it hurts me tremendously and troubles me all the time…why am I treated like this? Can you answer my question? Why is life so unfair?
Statue: (smiling it lovely smile):
oh, my dear floor! Yes indeed, we both were born in the same mine at the same time and went through the same process to become marble. However, when the sculptor came to the quarry to select a piece for his statue, and he used his tools on you to check your strength, you whimpered and gave way under the pain…so he had mercy and did not put you through any more pain… but when he tried his tool on me, I withstood bravely and hence he chose me… then he worked on me continuously for a few months with his tools, which was extremely painful at that time. Today, it is withstanding that pain that has transformed me into this beautiful statue…which so many people are admiring…and singing the praises of…
So my dear friend, when God gives you problems, don’t shy away from them, asking God to take them away; in fact, be happy when he gives you problems, and welcome them with open arms, since he sends problems to you only because he likes you very much and it means that he is working on you to transform you into a much more beautiful human being, whom the world will sing praises of and admire…
Life is not a bed of roses, in your pursuit of excellence, sooner or later you will be confronted with problems that seem beyond your abilities. Eventually, we must dig deep to see what we are made of through these experiences of illness or failure in business, or in some other form. These impossible challenges reveal our character and give us the opportunity to prove our worth. A positive person will stand the test until the end because every positive motivation is value driven and more efficient. When a person is motivated by a positive vision, a sense of destiny or desire, his or her behavior, thoughts, and attitudes are all stimulated in the same direction.
Do not dismiss your dreams. To be without dreams is to be without hope, is to be without purpose. Make the most of yourself, for that, is all there is of you. “what comes out of you when you are squeezed is what is inside you,” says a great writer Wayne Dyer.
Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.