05 Feb THOUGHTS ON EXCELLENCE
A German once visited a museum under construction where he saw a sculptor making an image of a great king , suddenly he noticed a similar image lying nearby surprised, he asked the sculptor,
“Do you need two statues of the same image?”
“No,” said the sculptor without looking up.
“We need only one, but the first one got damaged at the last stage.”
The gentleman examined the image and found no apparent damage . . . “Where is the damage?” he asked.
“There is a scratch on the nose of the image.” said the sculptor, still busy with his work . . .
“Where are you going to install the image?”
The sculptor replied that it would be installed on a pillar twenty feet high . . .
“If the image is that far up, who is going to know that there is a scratch on the nose?” the gentleman asked.
The sculptor stopped work, looked up at the gentleman, smiled and said, “I will know it . . .”
The desire to excel is exclusive of the fact whether someone else appreciates it or not.
“Excellence” is a drive from inside, not outside . . .
Excellence should not be intended for someone else to notice but for your own satisfaction and efficiency.
Don’t Climb a Mountain with an Intention that the World Should See You, Climb the Mountain with the Intention to See the World
? You’ve got to discover what that scratch is in your own business
? Look inward to seek excellence before looking outward
? It may not matter to others, but if bothers you, then correct & perfect it.
Cheers and have a great week ahead!
From the Brother’s Ministry.