How to Develop Lifelong Excellence

Have you ever found yourself being intrigued or even jealous of how some people seem to excel at everything they do? It really doesn’t take that much effort to excel in everything you attempt. It is important to understand that nobody can be perfect, but it is possible to be excellent.

The best way to develop a life full of excellence is by always putting your best foot forward and directing all your energy into your projects. As long as you acknowledge that you are doing your best, you really are excelling.

You have to put effort into everything you attempt, otherwise you can never develop excellence. You can’t sit on the couch while becoming an excellent runner. You have to get out there and practice running by putting your best efforts into it.

Another way to develop excellence is to learn how to master things. This really applies to learning new skills or understanding how to run a new software program, for example.

You need to be committed in order to excel. Before taking on a project or committing to a goal, you must be prepared to fully commit and follow through with it.

Life is full of challenges. These can be ones that you set for yourself, or they can be ones that life throws at you. With any challenge you are going to make mistakes, and there is nothing you can do to avoid this. What you can do, is to learn from your mistakes. When something goes wrong, don’t put yourself down, instead think of what happened and learn from it. This way you will be more prepared the next time.

Another way to challenge yourself is by setting high standards. Don’t be satisfied with only doing those things that come easy to you. Do something that takes you out of your comfort zone.

To really develop lifelong excellence you should be always open to learning. This may include learning from books or by taking courses. But it also includes learning from life and adapting to things as necessary. Be open to becoming a reader of life!

Before you can really develop your excellence you must understand what You are all about. Do you know what your strengths and weaknesses are?

Developing a lifelong habit of excellence does not happen overnight. You need to be aware of your journey and take in your surroundings, as well as the people you surround yourself with.

Be open to new experiences and be willing to learn from your mistakes. This will provide you with a life where you can be happy and healthy and excel at.

Daniel Blakeslee is a bestselling author, personal financial counselor and church stewardship coach. He believes helping others experience financial peace is his mission. He is a passionate and enthusiastic conference speaker. He speaks on stewardship, personal finance, leadership, management, fatherhood and parenting.

Blakeslee was trained by Dave Ramsey and his team as a Ramsey Solutions Master Financial.*