まずはNBA、Miami Heatの元ヘッドコーチ、Pat Rileyの言葉でスタートです。
"Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better."
-- Pat Riley
"No one ever attains very eminent success by simply doing what is required of him; it is the amount and excellence of what is over and above the required that determines the greatness of ultimate distinction."
-- Charles Kendall Adams
"Excellence is not a destination; it is a continuous journey that never ends."
-- Brian Tracy
"The difference between failure and success is doing a thing nearly right and doing a thing exactly right."
-- Edward Simmons
"The quality of a person´s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor."
– Vincent T. Lombardi
"The only thing that separates any one of us from excellence is fear, and the opposite of fear is faith. I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence I can reach for, perfection is God´s business."
-- Michael J. Fox
"Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives."
-- Willa A. Foster
"Happiness includes chiefly the idea of satisfaction after full honest effort. No one can possibly be satisfied and no one can be happy who feels that in some paramount affairs he failed to take up the challenge of life."
-- Arnold Bennett
"Excellence can be attained if you...
* Care more than others think is wise.
* Risk more than others think is safe.
* Dream more than others think is practical.
* Expect more than others think is possible."
-- Jim Gentil
"My parents ingrained in me early on that the perfect score is always something to strive for. I want to win and I want to succeed no matter what." -
- Andrea Jung
"It is incumbent upon us all to raise the bar, whether you are a multibillion-dollar international corporation or a mom-and-pop selling blackberry jam."
-- Howard Schmidt
"Do what you love, love what you do, and deliver more than you promise."
-- Harvey Mackay
"Don't get complacent. Push yourself out of your comfort zone and set higher standards of achievement for yourself. Once you've achieved a standard of excellence, never let it rest--push yourself even higher."
-- Dave Anderson
"The secret to a great report card (getting all "W's") is being and doing WOW! because you want to -- because it´s fun. The absence of WOW! is also a report card."
-- Jeffrey Gitomer
"The noblest search is the search for excellence."
-- Lyndon B. Johnson
"Excellence means when a man or a woman asks of himself more than others do."
-- Ortega Y. Gasset