Purposefully Effective Excellence

March 1, 2011

I love this concept of excellence as outstanding fitness for purpose. It’s impossible to pursue excellence if you don’t clearly understand and embrace your purpose. If you fail to understand why what you do matters, you’ll never care about performing with excellence.

Fitness cannot be achieved through wishful thinking. Fitness for purpose is activity based and emanates from a conscience choice among real alternatives. Excellence will remain elusive if you don’t practice effective activity. If you find yourself in the right place, at the right time, with the right value, then be ready to assume responsibility for making the right choice and executing with flexibly resolute distinction.

There is nothing outstanding about choosing to do what everyone else is doing. Purposeful performers give themselves permission to believe they are capable of initiative. They shun comparing themselves to others; instead, they seize every opportunity to force others to copy what they are doing.

It takes grit to become untouchable.

What do you think? Please share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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  1. Scott Moreno says:

    Great article Bret, I really never thought of excellence this way. I completely agree with you when you state that you need to understand what you do matters in order to do it with excellence. I think that this can especially relates to your job and purpose in life. I just recently blogged about this at… http://scottrmoreno.com . Individuals need to find what matters to them and what they care about, and only then will happiness be achieved and excellence be performed.

    Bret L. Simmons Reply:

    Concur 100%, Scott. If you don’t care, you can’t expect anyone else to. And if no one cares about what you can do, you surely can’t be excellent. Thanks! Bret

  2. Bret,
    Much like the lottery not being a sound business strategy, neither is working without a purpose. Another issue you have raised in prior blogs that I think applies here is deviance being a form of excellence (paraphrasing ofcourse). You can’t achieve true excellence unless you set a course and actively work toward it.

    Thanks for another great post!

    Bret L. Simmons Reply:

    And you are a good example of that, Sharon! Thanks, Bret