(This is a practice of writing an essay given to me by a teacher because i was told to compete for the National Book Week Celebration this coming 23rd of November. See if I did good- I need feedback. I need to impress my department. I am entrusted to represent my whole college department and I am only a 1st year student, I have no experience of competitions as such. If you would add some details and info, I'd be happy. Please, I need help with this. I have to make sure. I couldn't back out- I wasn't given that option, I'm just to see if I am really capable of doing it. damn, I talked too much. This always happen when I get nervous and worried) Here it goes..
Excellence is about being the best we can be and maximizing our gifts, talents and abilities to perform at our highest potential. We're always told that if something is worth doing then, it's worth doing right. As what the poem of Tim Duncan said, "Good, better best, never let it rest. Until your good is better, And your better, best."
One word that all of the Filipinos could relate to. Procrastination. It's Strange how this word could greatly affect our lives, our standards, how the society and how we see us, ourselves. This often leads to frustration and sometimes ridicule from our detractors because there is often a gap between what we believe our lives should be and what our lives actually are.
Why raise the bar? well, for starters, if you want to succeed or reach your goals you need to do more if its not enough. If you do what you have always done, you'll always get what you always got. If you want more, then Raising your bar of excellence to that point will mean doing more, being consistent and laying it all on the line. Raising the bar of excellence does not come in easy. It takes the form of commitment. And when we say commitment, it comes with great responsibilities and sacrifices. It also takes effort, time, your concentration/focus, patience, and self-discipline as well. Of course nothing would work and stays long without self-discipline.
Why be average when you are capable of excellence? Why must settle for the least? Think about the feeling you'd get from a particular performance well done. That moment when when your name is read and as you crossed the stage and handed your diploma, or getting the kind of fitness you want your body to have, the moment you get yourself accepted to a university or an audition in a play or a contest perhaps, getting the position you have ever wanted to have or getting the love of your life. All these things, you could attain. You could reap the awards, you could reach success, you could have everything you always want.
Note also that excellence isn't solely about success, measured by how much money or notoriety we gain. This is where most of the people go wrong. Success is definitely not excellence if we've stomped on people en route to our goals but excellence is about contributing our best to the world while evoking others to do the same. It's about understanding our place and making our mark in the world, as we attempt to make it a better place. Excellence is about contribution and honoring others as we move forward towards our vision. Excellence lies in the hearts of all who evoke it in others by mentoring, supporting, exemplifying and giving back.
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Listening to: Contagious - Boys Like Girls