Saturday, November 9th, 2013
WHAT COST EXCELLENCE??
WHAT COST EXCELLENCE?
I’ve been wondering about the cost/benefit ratio of striving for excellence.
I know, I know I know all about the grandeur of human endeavor.
But I see families, sports teams and businesses pushed to a limit that doesn’t add much value. The rivets are ready to pop.
Strive strive strive.
Push push push
Grow grow grow
Take drugs to do it.
Ignore your family to do it.
Ruin your health to do it.
Be unethical to do it.
There seems to be a point of diminishing return here.
Excellence means to be extremely good.
How about just good in every sense of the word?