Don’t settle for “good enough”

The idea of “good enough” pervades our society.  Unfortunately for us and our world, “good enough” has come to mean a whole lot less than excellence.

Schools are teaching to the lowest common denominator.

We keep re-electing politicians despite ridiculously low approval ratings.

We praise simple relief work and the “something is better than nothing” approach to fighting extreme poverty and the global orphan crisis.

363858_bullseyeWe have come to accept mediocrity and average as the goal.

We can never accept that as the goal.  In everything we do, we have to demand excellence – real excellence – from ourselves, our leaders, and those who we influence.

What are you doing today to pursue excellence?