“The quality of your life is in direct proportion to your commitment to excellence” ~ Vince Lombardi
I have so much admiration for Coach Lombardi and what he was able to accomplish. He had such a fantastic way of rendering down complex thoughts into the simplest of terms. What a shame it is that he passed so young, but as short as his life was (he died of cancer at age 59), you have to say that if his words are true, and I believe they are, if the quality of your life is in direct proportion to your commitment to excellence, then Vince Lombardi certainly had a tremendous amount of quality in his life. His “commitment to excellence” was legendary as his former players all recount hearing his booming voice ringing in their heads at practice as he shouted, “Run it again!”
What degree of “quality” do you have in your life? I know we all have different perspectives on things; different likes and dislikes; that’s what makes us unique, but if “quality” in your life means you can hardly wait to see who gets voted off the island, perhaps it’s time to re-evaluate where you want your life to go and what’s really improtant in your life. Life was never intended to be a spectator sport.
So how do we change it? How do we improve the quality fo life? By committing to excellence in all aspects of life. I’m not just talking about work. Of course I want to see everyone be successful in their careers, but it goes much deeper than that. Commit to excellence when it comes to being a spouse, a parent, a sibling, a son or a daughter. Commit to excellence in your church, your neighborhood, in managing your finances. Commit to excellence when it comes to your own self improvement, or as Stephen Covey calls it, sharpening your saw. Devote the time it takes to become the best at whatever you deem is “worth doing”.
When you begin committing to excellence in all aspects of life, you will begin to see dramatic improvement in the quality of your life.
Monty Rainey is a District Manager with over 14 years in the self storage industry currently overseeing 21 stores in the Austin & San Antonio, TX area. He is also a leadership coach and public speaker. For a free consultation, please contact Monty at 830-743-2139 or visit his website at http://www.montyrainey.com .