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Forget success, pursue excellence instead

Excellence is intangible

Excellence does not measure the size of your ego, your income or your fan following.

It means defining one's self-worth pursuing an activity for its own sake, deriving happiness and satisfaction from the work itself.

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Types of excellence
Types of excellence

Excellence is worth pursuing more than money or status. However, the idea of excellence holds a subtle distinction.

  • Excellence can be considered as a universal standard.
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As a whole, our working lives are more like niches. There are numerous professions, but the path for success in many professions are extremely narrow.

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Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better. It’s about the small steps you can take each day to make a tiny bit of improvement.

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