I have a great tee of an eagle holding a banner that reads, ‘Made With Quiet Excellence’. Quiet excellence is the epitome of how to make dreams happen and how to make positive change happen in our lives.
Talk is fun. Talking to friends and family about dreams and what we want to do even feels good, but talking only gets you so far. Talking doesn’t take what’s in your head and make it reality. In fact it does the opposite. When you start telling people what you want to do, you give away that ideas power. Telling others makes you feel like you’ve already done the work when you haven’t. It also opens you up to criticism and misunderstandings that can lead you to leave your dreams behind.
The other side of the coin are those that brag about what they’ve done. I’ve done this, I’ve done that. I’ve succeed at this, I’ve succeed at that. Look at me, look at me. And although they may have done some amazing things, their inability to stay humble and see the bigger picture leaves them far from the success they could have.
Masters don’t need to brag, they’re seemingly effortless actions already speak loudly.
No, it’s better to take quiet actions.
Only discuss what you are doing or have done, not what you want to do.
Leave the criticisms and distractions behind and make slow, quiet actions that lead to excellence.
STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh W.
“Simplicity in character, in manners, in style; in all things the supreme excellence is simplicity.” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
“Excellence is not a skill, it’s an attitude.” — Ralph Marston
“Do not underestimate the determination of a quiet man.” — Iain Duncan Smith