My Dreams and Desires for Personal Excellence Essay
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Someone once asked me what I believed in, what I wanted to get out of life and where I saw myself a couple of years from now…I was speechless, just standing there with a blank look upon my face, guess I looked like a deer in the headlights. At first I was outraged for not knowing what to say, and then I became concerned. Looking back I can say that I was afraid, afraid of wanting anything. I figured wanting would lead to trying and trying would lead to failure, and failure is not an option. A friend once told me I was much better than I thought I was, and he would help me do more in a positive sense, he was the one that helped me realize failure was something I shouldn’t be afraid of.
Since that moment I find that I can’t stop wanting.…show more content…
I want the courage to make decisions and live with those decisions afterwards. I want to be a leader by being reliable without being predictable and consistent without being anticipated. I want to be trustworthy. I want curiosity to be a never ending quality. I want the possibility of knowing that with hard work, good values and perseverance things will change. I want to be better than other people at something. I want to excel. I want to be excellent!
However as Michael J. Fox accurately stated we must be careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence we can reach for; perfection is God’s business.
Perfection is defined by the dictionary as freedom of fault or defect, being flawless. Excellence is not about never making mistakes or never failing; excellence is defined by the dictionary as the quality of being exceptionally good. Some say excellence is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well, knowing how to do something well and enjoying it or when time comes that doing your best it’s not enough and you must do what is required to get things done.
Personal excellence I believe is having a positive influence on everyone else, being in constant growth, transforming obstacles into opportunities and turning them into positive actions, helping others without doing for them stuff they could do themselves. Being excellent means knowing how to protect without being asphyxiating, guiding
dreams and goals Essay
952 WordsOct 4th, 20134 Pages
One of the amazing things we have been given as humans is the unquenchable desire to have dreams of a better life, and the ability to establish goals to live out those dreams. Think of it: We can look deep within our hearts and dream of a better situation for ourselves and our families; dream of better financial lives and better emotional or physical lives; certainly dream of better spiritual lives. But what makes this even more powerful is that we have also been given the ability to not only dream but to pursue those dreams, and not only to pursue them, but the cognitive ability to actually lay out a plan and strategies (setting goals) to achieve those dreams. Powerful!
What are your dreams and goals? This isn’t what you already have…show more content…
No other people. No cell phone. No computer. Just you, a pad, a pen, and your thoughts.
Think about what really thrills you. When you are quiet, think about those things that really get your blood moving. What would you LOVE to do, either for fun or for a living? What would you love to accomplish? What would you try if you were guaranteed to succeed? What big thoughts move your heart into a state of excitement and joy? When you answer these questions, you will feel great and you will be in the "dream zone." It is only when we get to this point that we experience what our dreams are!
Write down all of your dreams as you have them. Don’t think of any as too outlandish or foolish—remember, you’re dreaming! Let the thoughts fly and take careful record.
Now, prioritize those dreams. Which are most important? Which are most feasible? Which would you love to do the most? Put them in the order in which you will actually try to attain them. Remember, we are always moving toward action, not just dreaming.
Here is the big picture: Life is too short to not pursue your dreams. Someday your life will near its end and all you will be able to do is look backward. You can reflect with joy or regret. Those who dream, who set goals and act on them to live out their dreams, are those who live lives of joy and have a sense of peace when they near the end of their lives. They have finished well, for themselves and for their families.