I’m the first to admit I’m a fallible human being. Actually, I’ve had epic fails, but the title of this post is excellence. I think my acquaintance Scott Hamilton is right. You can’t have excellence (finishing first) without epic fails. I think I’m in good company.
Tomorrow I have a phone interview with a gentleman who is all about excellence, and I’m excited about my new connection with him. Luc manages estates for VIPs. His uncanny skill to exceed expectations in the high-end community is second to none.
I’ve recently connected with a prospect reffered by the gracious Richard Courtney, and I’m going to dot every i and cross every t Luc tells me too regarding this VIP. In the words I told Luc, “I don’t want to screw this up.”
Failure is as much a part of life as breathing. If we don’t learn to lose then we are in for a very hard road. Shame, guilt and paralysis are just a few terrible things that can happen.
Be patient. Put one foot in front of the other and hustle when you must. As a friend said earlier, this is a marathon not a sprint.
Being kind to ourselves through failure is I think even more important than the extent to which we celebrate success.
Excellence is balancing the two.