There is an infinite difference between a little wrong and just right, between fairly good and the best, between mediocrity and superiority...
The greatest thing a man can do in this world is to make the most possible out of the stuff that has been given him. This is success, and there is no other.
Superiority -- doing things a little better than anybody else can do them.
Put the uncommon effort into the common task... make it large by doing it in a great way.
Make it a life-rule to give your best to whatever passes through your hands. Stamp it with your manhood. Let superiority be your trademark...
Just make up your mind at the very outset that your work is going to stand for quality... that you are going to stamp a superior quality upon everything that goes out of your hands, that whatever you do shall bear the hall-mark of excellence.
It is those who have this imperative demand for the best in their natures, and who will accept nothing short of it, that holds the banners of progress, that set the standards, the ideals, for others.
It is just the little difference between the good and the best that makes the difference between the artist and the artisan. It is just the little touches after the average man would quit that makes the master's fame.
There is only one thing for us to do, and that is to do our level best right where we are every day of our lives; To use our best judgment, and then to trust the rest to that Power which holds the forces of the universe in his hands.
Doing common things uncommonly well.
Great men are but common men more fully developed and ripened.
Only a mediocre person is always at his best.
Author: W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965)
Profession: British Novelist, Playwright
To enjoy enduring success we should travel a little in advance of the world.
Author: John Mcdonald
Become all that you are capable of becoming!
Author: Robert J. Mckain
If we want to make something really superb on this planet, there is nothing whatever that can stop us.
Author: Shepherd Mead