Welcome to Three-Peat Tuesday!
Building from my recent book UNBEATABLE! Seven Pillars of Personal Excellence, each blog will contain three P’s: Pillar, Principle and Practical, all geared towards nourishing you on your personal and spiritual growth journey.
Pillar: Pure Excellence
“The person who says it can’t be done should not interrupt the person doing it”-Amish Proverbs
Principle: Pursuing Excellence
Tom Brady. Usain Bolt. Serena Williams. Michael Jordan. Lebron James. Steffi Graf. Lewis Hamilton. Merlene Ottey. Lionel Messi. Brian Lara. Kyle Myers.
For the sports fans reading this blog, you likely recognized most of the above names. Many of them are part of the G.O.A.T conversation, that is, “Greatest Of All Time” when it comes to the respective sports that these athletes play or played.
The last person, Kyle Myers, is virtually unknown, and recently made his debut for the Windies cricket team, individually scoring over 200 runs to help secure an unlikely victory for the Caribbean squad. He is not in the G.O.A.T conversation, but his almost miraculous performance will be fondly remembered for many years.
The first name on the list, Tom Brady, is much better known. Mere days ago, he enhanced his reputation by winning his seventh Super Bowl championship. Already a superstar, he has somehow progressed to yet another level of brilliance.
So what is it that drives excellence? The ability to block out detractors is one key factor. Brady is 43 years old. After he left the New England Patriots just when COVID-19 was becoming our new reality, some people wondered whether he was washed up. He proved his critics wrong.
There’s something about rising above opposition that is beautiful, attractive and magnetic. Practising the discipline of perseverance brings its due rewards in time. Have your recent hurdles knocked you down? Are people hoping to see you fail, trip and fall? Keep going. You’ve come too far to let any nay-sayers have the final laugh.
Practical: Promoting Excellence
Excellence sometimes boils down to making one foundational decision: do not quit.
If you were inspired by this blog, please consider sharing it with one other person today. To learn more about these and other related themes that promote the cultivation of an integrated inner self, read UNBEATABLE! which is available on Amazon in print and as an e-book