The saints are the sinners who keep on trying.
-- Robert Louis Stevenson
Insist on excellence
Refuse to accept anything less than excellence from yourself. You know that you’re capable of the very best, so make sure you fulfill your greatest possibilities.
Hold yourself accountable to your highest vision. Support and encourage your own unique greatness.
There is so very much value that you have to contribute to life. The sweet taste of true fulfillment comes from giving the best that you have.
There will be countless temptations to take shortcuts and to compromise your most treasured principles. But keep in mind that you will gain nothing of real value by doing so.
Instead, insist on excellence from yourself in every endeavor. Do what you know is best, and you’ll achieve what you long to achieve.
— Ralph Marston