Excellence Doesn’t Just Happen

Excellence Doesn't Just Happen

Hey Team, all right. So here we are; it is Monday. Aristotle said, “Excellence is never an accident. It’s always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution.” Let that settle in for a second. Let’s say it again: it’s always a result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution. What you do matters, how you work, what you accomplish—excellence is accomplished.

And it reminds me of our core purpose: be valuable because nothing less will do. I put excellence into what I do because it is the result of that intention. Intentionality in what I do, and an effort sincerely given—hard work, dedication, focus, and everything that I do. And then executing in an intelligent way. Those things are what bring around that excellence or bring around that value that makes it happen. It is through that sincere effort, through that focus.

So, on this Monday, as you’re going through your day, as you’re getting through your week, as we’re marching towards Christmas and we’re having a focus on how do we be valuable. Because nothing less will do. How do we get to excellence? Well, it is through that sincere effort. It is through a great execution of a planned-out scenario in what we do and how we accomplish what we do.

So what are you doing? What are you trying to accomplish for you, for your family, for your team? What are you doing? If you want excellence, then it’s going to only come by being intentional, putting forth work and hard work, dedication, and effort, and executing in an intelligent way. That’s how you get there.

So, on this Monday as you go forward, as we march into Christmas, I want to wish you and your family an awesome Christmas. May the Lord bless you and your time with your family. And as you’re working in these next couple of weeks—some of you are going to be working on Christmas—thank you so much for your dedication and your perseverance. I really appreciate that. So does the team.

Maybe next year you’ll have it off; who knows? I’ve worked a lot of Christmases, I’ve worked a lot of holidays, and I can’t tell you how much I appreciate each and every one of you that are working, that are making time and a half, but man, you’re giving, sacrificing something for the rest of the team, and that goes and says an awful lot.

We thank you for that, thank you for your hard work, and thank you and your family for being a part of our family and being a part of this team. We look forward to the new year with you. So go forward and remember, excellence isn’t an accident. Put forth that sincere effort, think intelligently about how you’re going to execute and what you’re going to do, and be intentional in everything you do and everything you say so that excellence will be a part of your 2024.

God bless you. I will see you next week, and if I don’t see you, Merry Christmas.