In Praise of Excellence

How great to use a service or product that delivers the promise straight away? Even better, how good to know that it has longevity too! I’m sure that all of us could name something or some place that would fit that description… And the funny things is that we become unwitting advertisers, without a pay.

Gadgets and services have a way of disappointing us. They promise but don’t fulfil that promise. They advertise a glossy dream that becomes a grim nightmare. One thing both good products and good services have in common is a constant pursuit for excellence. Developing something both innovative and sustainable

Last night I touched on that issue in my message ( http://www.cfmc.org.uk/Podcasts/170515P.mp3) and I truly believe that excellence will open the doors of opportunity for the Good News, for us personally and corporately.

But what does excellence look like in the mundane and ordinary?

  1. do what you do with a higher motivation than just financial reward
  2. do what you do as well as you can
  3. do what you do with as much dedication as you can muster
  4. do what you do with as fair a price as you can think of
  5. go the extra mile in patience and kindness
  6. treat people as people not projects
  7. be punctual
  8. don’t take jobs you cannot do
  9. pay attention to the less noticed elements just as much as you would to the obvious
  10. do what you as if this was your one and only chance: your own masterpiece
The list could go on, but at least there is something to get us thinking.
Ask yourself: what would excellence look in dealings with:
  • my family life
  • my work environment
  • my faith community
  • my local community
Colossians 3:23 ESV : Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,

PS: Excellence is not perfectionism.Avoid perfectionism like a plague.That way you will avoid making yourself and others truly miserable.

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