Excellence, week 1

We will begin our discussion of Excellence in our lessons together this week.  During this week, we will be talking about the basic meaning of Excellence.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below:

“Excellence is not a skill.  It is an attitude.” — Ralph Marston (Author)

Being perfect at something sounds really good, but does perfection really exist?  Something that might seem perfect to one person might not be for someone else — like the toppings you may like on a pizza.  When we try to be someone else’s version of perfect, we set ourselves up for failure.  So, instead of aiming for perfection, our goal should be to constantly improve.  Each of us should try to be the very best we can be.  That is how we pursue excellence — by striving always to get just a little bit better at all the things we do.  That takes work, practice, and repetition.  Striving for excellence, you always do your very best.  This is why people respect, and even admire, excellence.

Discussion Questions:

1)  What does excellence mean to you?

2)  What is something you always do your best at?

3)  What is something you would like to excel at?

Please share your answers to these questions, and your thoughts about Excellence, with our school community by using the form below.

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