You’re Not That Good

Just kidding. I’m sure you’re pretty good at what you do or you wouldn’t still be doing it.

I have a saying I’ve developed over the years and it goes like this. “You never get it right and there’s always more and something else to do.”

In a recent article in USA Today, Bill Parcells, former New York Giants coach says of Bill Belichick, the New England Patriots coach, “Sustained excellence is not something that’s easily acquired.”

So there you have it, I’m on the same thought wave as a couple of great NFL coaches.

Pause and think about it for a minute. Think about how hard “sustained excellence” is to achieve.

The word sustained: continuing for an extended period or without interruption.

The word excellence: the quality of being outstanding or extremely good.

Being able to do something day in and day out without evaporation is the single greatest challenge any leader faces.

Maintaining discipline is the key to obtaining “sustained excellence.” When you maintain discipline you have a far better chance of sustaining excellence.

Sustaining excellence doesn’t happen by osmosis. It happens when leadership creates a laser focus on all those things we know to be important.

Sharpen your laser. That’s all I’m gonna say. Tommy Gibbs