Friday, January 30, 2015

Do you agree that excellence is mundane?

Taken from a published sociological theory study entitled "Mundanity of Excellence," I wanted to share it with you.

Excellence is mundane-

Excellence is accomplished through the doing of actions, ordinary in themselves, performed consistently and carefully, habitualized, compounded together, added up over time.

...these differences...taken one step at a time, are terribly difficult.

The author went on to say examples like:

  • the student came to class or practice on time
  • the actor attends one more audition
  • the businessperson went ahead and made a tough phone call
  • the unemployed worker writes one more letter
  • an injured runner decides to enter the race
  • a teenager asks for a date to the girl he's had the biggest crush on
The action in itself is n o t h i n g special. 

...the care and consistency with which it is made is.

Hebrews 10

35 Do not lose your fearlessness now, then, since the reward is so great.
36 You will need perseverance if you are to do God's will and gain what he has promised.

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