I just started reading this book called The Little Big Things and after ten minutes, I knew it was special. I know a book is amazing when I’m reading and I suddenly stop and think: “Wow, this is something I have to write down.” (or type in my Blackberry as it were). Here’s a tidbit from the first few pages that I had to jot down:
“Excellence can be obtained if you:
… care more than others think is wise;
… risk more than others is safe;
… dream more than others think is practical;
… expect more than others think is possible;”
The Little Big Things, pg 10
Here’s another one, I need to imprint on my eyelids:
If Not Excellence, What?
If Not Excellence Now, When?
I’ve been very fond of the word “Awesome” for quite some years now, but I think that it’s nothing compared to how much Tom Peters (the author) likes the word “Excellence”. I must admit though, it’s a pretty great word too. The combination might be even better, maybe something like pure Awesomeness wrapped in a gooey dough of Excellence? Now there’s a recipe for success.