|Posted on August 23, 2014 at 5:35 PM|
“Operating In A Spirit of Excellence”
August has been a very, very busy month for me. As I sit here reflecting on this month, there are several powerful moments I experienced, but the one that stands out the most was the great opportunity that was offered to me, as a result of my spirit of excellence. If you are desiring greater opportunities, I encourage you to be committed to operating in a spirit of continual excellence in all that you do!
To operate in a spirit of excellence means that excellence is in your entire being…your mind, body and soul. It’s who you are at your core. Excellence is the quality of being outstanding and extremely good. Excellence is the setting of high standards, a state of excelling; superiority; eminence. Far too many times, though, we witness folks who are not operating in a spirit of excellence. If you’re like me, it is very irritating when it happens. I’m sure you have witnessed being serviced by someone who just didn’t give a hoot about the quality of work they were doing for you. In addition, they had the attitude that they were doing you some sort of great favor that you should be grateful for. People like this, regrettably is now an all too common example of deteriorating customer service. Whether you’re working on your job, in your home, at school, church or in your community, always do it in a spirit of excellence. The blessings and doors of opportunity you desire are reserved only for those who possess the spirit of excellence, which in the end will bring glory to God. God is elevating those whose work has been branded with the spirit of excellence!
Whether you realize it or not, you are a brand. Your brand is a representation of what you believe and care about. It’s up to you whether your brand will be recognized, respected and properly compensated. Some of the most expensive products available are expensive because its creator has a reputation of providing superior, high quality products. People will pay for excellence!
For years I’ve always endeavored to operate in a spirit of excellence. My mom raised me this way. While endeavoring to do an excellent job in whatever I was called, assigned or hired to do, there were times when those around me would get irritated with me for having a spirit of excellence. They would tell me I was too persnickety, acting like I was OCD and that it didn’t take all that because no one is perfect. I know they meant well, but excellence is who I am and I just couldn’t allow my work to fall below my standard of excellence. Be warned, operating in a spirit of excellence will bring criticism and opposition.
However, I was committed to excellence. For years it seemed my meticulous efforts were in vain, but I kept at it. But little did I know God was teaching me discipline in operating in the spirit of excellence so that once He opened the great door of opportunity for me, I would be effectively trained and prepared to serve CEO’s and Chiefs. Just any old body can’t serve the “Kings and Queens” of various industries. People you don’t even know will know you and will respect you and the brand of excellence that you’ve established.
God is looking for qualified candidates to promote. If you want God to open great doors for you, decide to rise above the rest. Let God train and develop your gifts and talents via discipline so He can present you before Kings and Queens. If you are diligent in your work and committed to operating in a spirit of excellence God will recognize you, honor you and compensate you accordingly.
Keeler Bryson is a Teacher, Motivational Conqueror, Author and Entrepreneur. She is the founder of Teachable Life Moments, LLC and Vision Writers Publishing, LLC.