Success vs. Excellence
It’s easy to get obsessed with the idea of success and achievement (I know I do). We get swept up in striving to be the best we can be, and that naturally causes us to compare ourselves with others.
I’ve written before about how achievements are a poor substitute for genuine self-worth, but today I want to point you toward a related discussion on a podcast between a group that I regularly following, GMB Podcast. In this episode Jarlo and his friend Rolando Garcia, who’s years as a fitness manager for high-end gyms has given him some very interesting insights about what it means to develop true excellence in yourself.
Excellence is different from success; there’s no arbitrary metrics or trophies. You can’t fake it by wearing an expensive watch.
It’s a choice you can learn to make consistently, throughout the day and as challenges arise, so you can be the best person you’re able to be in every situation (as opposed to people who can perform beautifully in one area but happen to be jerks in real life).