Always do your best……..to live well and to do good things for yourself and for others. Striving for excellence in life is all about personal accountability, keeping your promises to yourself and to those around you and always doing what you say you will. Being there for people and genuinely caring about them helps us to give a little of ourselves to everything we do. At times we place significant importance on what we have accumulated in material wealth and personal gain …..but what we give in kindness is what remains in the hearts of those we help.
Much of our time can be spent on worrying about ways to be successful, prosperous, and respected and not enough time on just being there for the people in our lives, doing the unexpected, and giving some of ourselves to all that we do. The best leaders expose their weaknesses, they are authentic and people respect them for it. Show the world that you are vulnerable, open and caring and your life will move into excellence. When we stop worrying about what’s in it for me; and we learn to take down our barriers and be authentic, we build extraordinary relationships with people, and great lives come from great relationships.
Leo Tolstoy said “Just imagine that the purpose of life is your happiness only – then life becomes a cruel and senseless thing. You have to embrace what the wisdom of humanity, your intellect and your heart tell you: that the meaning of life is to serve, then life becomes a joy.”