I listened to a great podcast recently from the folks at Catalyst, where some of the staff at Buckhead Church in Atlanta were interviewed. Here's what they had to say about the value of excellence:
"Don't confuse success with excellence. Success is comparing yourself with someone else, excellence is comparing yourself with your potential."
"We should wake up each morning and ask, 'Did I take a step yesterday toward reaching my God-given potential?' "
Those are good things for me to remember.