When we talk about going on a warpath to banish mediocrity and replace it with excellence, you have to identify the mediocrity.
When you go on a warpath, you attack.
To attack something, you have to flush it out of hiding, exposing it as the enemy it is.
I’m thinking about this because of a few discussions I’ve had with different people lately on how you define excellence.
It seems to me, that one of the easiest ways to define the excellence you want, is to expose the mediocrity that keeps it from happening, and start by eliminating it, and replacing it with something superior. That way, you incrementally go from just okay to pretty darn good,
and then to better,
and then to better still,
to even better, and then,
to even BETTER. Step by next step, action by next action, to excellence.
Excellence is always a moving target. Whatever it is today, it’ll be something else entirely tomorrow.
What do you think?
If you woke up to go to work today, and you were not incredibly excited about that, jumping at the chance to make a difference in some way, then you don’t have excellence waiting for you at work, you have mediocrity and complacency there.
Flush it out. Attack it.
Figure out a different and better way to do what is just normal right now.
Where is all this coming from? Here; you should be at least 8 days into it by now.
Footnote: This impression of Kamehameha as a young man was painted by Big Island artist and historian Herb Kane, who used all available historical resources to determine what the "Warrior King" may have looked like.
He doesn’t look like someone who would’ve settled for good enough, does he.