Forks in the Road to Excellence
Once we declare that our team is committed to excellence, we will find ourselves on a path with many forks along the way. Right after the pep talk about how good we intend to be, we will face challenges to our discipline, identity, and sentimental values. These forks are places of decision that unfortunately make the cost of excellence a reality. If we want the excellence we never had, then we have to reconcile that who I am and what I believe may very well be the obstacles that stand in the way of excellence. Without a willingness to let go of our “less than excellent” selves, we will never stay on the path of excellence we started down.