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To Excel or not to excel is a personal choice

by Kalpana Jaggi on July 15th, 2011


A tourist once visted a temple under construction where he saw a sculptor making, an idol of God. Suddenly he noticed a similar idol lying nearby.

Surprised , he aked the sculptor Do you need two statues of the same idol ?

“No said the sculptor without looking up. We need only one , but the first one got damaged at the finishing stage.

The gentleman examined the idol and found, no apparent damage.

Where is the damage ? he asked.

“There is a scratch on the nose of the idol” replied the sculptor still busy with his work.

“Where are you going to install the idol ?”

The sculptor replied that would be installed on, a pillar twenty feet high.

“If the idol is installed that high, then who is going to know, that there is a scratch on the nose”? the genleman asked….

The sculptor stopped his work, look up at the, gentleman smiled and said I will know it”

The desire to excel is exclusive of the fact whether someone else appreciates it or not.

“Excellence ” is a drive from inside not outside…

Excellence is not for someone else to notice but for our own satisfaction and efficiency. It is a choice that we make.

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