Do you fully understand what excellence means? Here’s a quote from Aristotle that defines what excellence is.
“Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”
As you read that quote, excellence is a habit. The best way to create a new habit is by setting new goals along with creating a plan of attack. How do we do this?
First, you want to define your reasons for wanting to commit to excellence. Does it relate to your business, family or personal life? Think about this for a moment and write down your reasons.
For example, if your goal is to be committed to excellence for your business there are simple actionable steps that you can put into place. If your business consists of clients, then get into the habit of providing more than they expect from you.
You can easily please your clients by doing any of the following:
- Giving more value
- Over delivering
- Finishing the work ahead of schedule
- Adding in a bonus
Another way to improve your business with excellence is by portraying a professional image. Is your website, logo, brochure information, business cards, all up to date? If not, then start making the changes to update them.
Customer service is another area where you can offer excellence. Make sure to provide great customer service at all times. Respond to emails, inquiries or problems in a timely fashion. Never get angry at your clients regardless of the situation. Always be professional and leave your emotions at home. Don’t use profanity in any business or professional setting.
If you want to excel in your life then start by thinking more in terms of your best image. People will see an air of excellence surrounding you. They will always remember you in a positive light and may even refer you to others. No matter the situation whether it’s in a paid position or if you volunteer for non-profits, your excellence is on the line.