Are You Committed to Excellence?
Even if you have heard of the term ‘committed to excellence’, do you fully understand what it means? The following quote is from Aristotle and defines what excellence is.
“Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”
Immediately you can see that excellence is a habit, and any habit can be formed. The best way to create a new habit is by setting yourself new goals and creating a plan of taking action. Let’s see how you can do this.
First you want to define your reasons, or why, for wanting to commit to excellence. Does this pertain to your business, your family life or for some other reason? If it helps to write down your reasons and your why for wanting to achieve this.
If your goal is to be committed to excellence for your business there are some simple actionable steps that you can put into place. If your business consists of clients, then get into the habit of demanding more from yourself than they do of you.
You can easily please your clients by doing any of the following:
- Giving massive value
- Over delivering
- Finishing the work ahead of schedule
- Adding bonuses and attractive incentives
- Going the extra mile
Another way to improve your business through excellence is by having a professional image. Is your website, logo, brochure information, business cards etc all up to date and modern looking? If not, this is one simple area to improve upon.
Customer service is another area where you can offer excellence. Make sure you treat your clients well, whether online or offline. By delivering quality service to your clients and your customers you can easily provide excellence.
Always respond to queries in a timely fashion. Follow up, is one area, unfortunately where many businesses fall short. I have had to cut ties with some service providers because they consistently never got back to me in a timely fashion; costing me time, money, wasted efforts and threatening my professional image. You can easily stand above the rest by following and following through on your promises and the best it; it costs nothing.
If you want to excel in your life then you can start by putting in your best effort. If you do this consistently you will have that air of excellence about you. This will rub off onto other people and they will begin to view you in a different light and want to do business with you. Isn’t that what you want?
In your support!