“THE GREATNESS OF ULTIMATE DISTINCTION”
“No one ever attains very eminent success by simply doing what is required of him; it is the amount and excellence of what is over and above the required that determines the greatness of ultimate distinction.” – Charles Francis Adams Sr
We live in a world where some people attempt to get away with doing as little as possible, this is not the route to greatness. The bare minimum of effort and conscientiousness should not result in promotion within the ranks. Those who give the acceptable service may advance their careers by default, but those who do that which is over and above what is required of them will progress further and quicker than those who don’t.
It is possible that a diligent and conscientious person may be overlooked in their present employment, but in the long run they will go further faster than those who idle their days away. According to Charles Kendall Adams, to make sure you take the path to success rather than the one to failure in life, you need not only to do over and above what is required of you, but also to do what you do with excellence.
When we understand the dynamics of eminent success in this way, we realize that we too are capable of determining our own ability to display “the greatness of ultimate distinction.” The formula here is clear and concise, so what do you intend to do today to become outstanding, to learn or develop excellence in your chosen career or life’s calling?