Excellence is surpassing the best, it is to outdo, to out shine, to be high-grade, to be super, top class, to be exceptional, and the list can go on and on. Excellence is a continuous journey, there is no limit or destination, it is like life it self. It creates self worth.
To surpass the best, one must have a principled lifestyle. Know how to draw boundaries about the issues of life like relationships, enjoyment, work, business and a lot more. To be able to stick to your principles and attain self worth, let the people you relate with know how far you can go and your limits towards certain situations.
Excellence demand progress, one must forsake stagnation and allow him/ herself to achieve personal growth. Become a master of what you do. Keep on polishing and updating your talent and your skills. Be a reader so that you can gain insight and be aware of life facts. Talent alone is not enough to make one exceptional, one needs understanding to help breakdown knowledge to make sense and wisdom to help apply knowledge rightfully thus gain self development.
Becoming first-class or first rate demands diligence. Do what you do to the best of your knowledge. Do not just work to get things done, work thoroughly and attentively to yield the best results. Laziness has no room in the dairy of a person who wants to achieve self development, high grades and be at the top. Working hard is inevitable.
It is good to understand that no one or nothing is perfect. Truth is you are bound to make mistakes but how you handle and correct your mistakes is what determines your self worth and whether you will attain self development.