Strive for Excellence 

Many of the travails we face today are borne out of our penchant for mediocrity. We have become so used to doing things shoddily to the extent that when someone tries to be extraordinary we label him or her as overzealous. 

We build with inferior materials at the risk of wasting lives when the buildings collapse. We construct our roads and drainage with low quality stuffs and when the rain comes we start complaining. Even our health system is failing because the doctors never got quality training, the facilities are in decay, so death rate is increasing. Those who trade in food items neglect all safety rules just to make more profit at the expense of sending people to early graves. 

Right before our own eyes, our world is collapsing all around us, yet we still don’t see reason why we must do things right and do it well. Yet we don’t see why we must do ordinary things extraordinarily. 

Apostle Paul wrote in Philippians 1:10 “That ye may approve things that are excellent” Philippians 1:10a. 

Martin Luther King also said “If a man is called to be a street sweeper,  he should sweep streets even as a Michelangelo painted,  or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, ‘Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well. ”

No matter how menial that task is, do it very well. This is what brings excellence. Excellence births good life. It pays us to do things right the first time and do it well. We will save ourselves a lot of hassles by so doing. 

My sympathy to those affected by the rain flood on Saturday. 

Please be informed that ‘Cage the Minions; Unleash the Giants’ seminar scheduled to hold for Saturday 15th July has been postponed due to logistics challenge. New date and venue will be communicated in due course. Apologies for any inconvenience(s). Thanks for your understanding. 

Have a great week. Cheers! 

Adewumi Oni




Twitter: onadol2010

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