Friday, January 31, 2014
One definition of excellence is a quality that is unusually good. When you think about your own excellence, what is it that you are unusually good at? You cannot escape this word. In order to live your best life, a rich and meaningful life it is important to own your own excellence. Name one thing and perhaps write a haiku about it.
Here is a sample:
Bake one rich muffin
Store chocolate chips within
Touch, smell, taste, digest
A Haiku does not have to rhyme and does actually read kind of choppy and awkward, but it is the simple math of three sentences of 5-7-5 syllables.
Play this day with your excellence and quit taking yourself so seriously that you don’t allow your soul to claim its excellence. Be excellent at something and own it fully. Yes, it may seem awkward and choppy, not particularly pretty, but it is your and you enjoy creating it. That is all that matters. I will never make a living as a Haiku artist, but the joy of creating seventeen syllables in three sentences is an expression of my excellence of being willing to try something completely outside of my comfort zone.
You can never obtain excellence if your inner judge stops you before you even start something. Anyone that has created something of excellence has failed more times than not and each time they try again, correcting what did not work before. However, the joy of trying and discovering new things is a journey of inner excellence. Enjoy yours.