E Is For Excellence

Sometimes, when we’re busy or stressed, it is easy to let our standards drop.  We often don’t see it coming, don’t realise at the time that it’s happening.  We feel we are doing our best when in fact there is so much more we could give.

Excellence can be obtained if you:
…care more than others think is wise;
…risk more than others think is safe;
…dream more than others think is practical;
…expect more than others think is possible.

Excellence is not a skill, it is an attitude.  If you want to achieve excellence in the big things you need to first develop the habit in the little things.  We are what we repeatedly do.  Do everything to the best of your ability.

‘If you’ll not settle for anything other than your best, you will be amazed at what you can accomplish in your lives’.

Vince Lombardi, 1913 – 1970 – American Football Coach

Enjoy the journey.


  • Hi Mandy,
    I’m so fixed on “Being the change you want to be” and it all starts with self. It’s hard but any kind of excellence is born from inner drive and taking action to do things you want. It absolutely is an attitude! If your attitude is congruent with what you want to accomplish, you’ll succeed.. I so agree my friend .. 🙂
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply May 6, 2016

      Hi Lesly, thanks for visiting. Sometimes we set very high standards for ourselves but I believe if we do our best in everything we can have a better life. Be the change…

      Enjoy the journey!

  • Michael

    Reply Reply May 6, 2016

    Hi Mandy,

    Great post on excellence. Love the quote on excellence by Vince Lombardi.

    Often times, we expect the best from others, while we make mediocrity our religion. Something to think about.

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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply May 7, 2016

      Hi Michael, thanks for visiting. I too love the quote, it’s a great saying.

      Enjoy the journey!

  • ikechi

    Reply Reply May 11, 2016

    Hi Mandy

    Yeah! Excellence is sure an attitude and you shared something so wonderful. This is something for everyone to think about. Thanks for sharing.

    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply May 16, 2016

      Hi Ikechi, thanks for visiting. I believe we can all try our best if we choose to.

      Enjoy the journey!

  • Paula

    Reply Reply May 14, 2016

    Excellence for you may be slightly different than for me. Seems to be a measure with a variable standard…..truly able to say it is relative and I am not into relativism much.
    Great reflection and definitely makes me think. Thanks for sharing
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply May 16, 2016

      Hi Paula, thanks for visiting. I saw a gravatar for you on some posts but not others. Look out for your email being filled by auto. The gravatar is great!

      Enjoy the journey!

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