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Excellence or Money?

WHAT IS YOUR MOTIVATION IN LIFE?
Many people dream of getting promoted in their jobs. They long for a dream job.
Most people I know aspire to be the best where they are.
In all areas of life, people have a dream of becoming the best and reaching the pinnacle of their professions.
Unfortunately, most of the people who aspire to reach the height of their professions want this just to get more money.
In actual fact, excellence should be our motivation.
When we aspire for promotion and desire elevation at our places of work, for the sake of excellence rather than for money, we become better people.

Unfortunately, getting more money seems to be the greatest driving force for most people. When you are at the top of your profession just for the money, it does not always mean you are the best you could be. “Coach said. “The quality of a man’s life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence, regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.” ― Sherman Alexie
When we are driven by the desire to be the best we could be, then excellence becomes the natural fruit of our efforts. Excellence is equal to self-perfection.

The desire for excellence therefore is one of the strongest gifts an individual could give to himself. It is better than the gift of money. It supersedes the reward of a salary.
In the case of a salary, you may have a fatter wallet but that does not necessarily result in a greater
personality. But when you pursue excellence, your capacity is always enhanced. You become better
professionally and at a personal level, you become better qualified and skilled and eventually this will affect your income.

“I hope you will simply do what you can do in the best way you know. If you do so, you will witness miracles come to pass.” ― Gordon B. Hinckley

The striving for excellence is one of the most important aspects of professionalism. No one can truly become professional in his or her chosen area without the striving for excellence. When you go after excellence, your focus is not on the salary or finances, even though that must be expected too.

Your focus is on putting quality in everything you do. A man of excellence tends to dedicate himself to giving his best into whatever he does. He sees his work as his signature. He puts a stamp of excellence by his integrity into whatever he does.

This is a major game changer between people who strive to attain promotion for money and those who strive for elevation through excellence.

When you have excellence as your focus, you become an achiever sooner or later.
- Sunday Adelaja.

Permit me say this, where Excellence will take you to, Money will fake you to!!
- Oluwatobiloba Oshunbiyi.

See you again Next-week,
Good morning Monday.

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