Topic: Enhancing Excellence By Sharpening Mentality
The degree of mentality you involve in your activity determines the level of quality you produce.
SCRIPTURE: If the iron be blunt, and he do not whet the edge, then must he put to more strength: but wisdom is profitable to direct. Ecclesiastes 10:10
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The degree of mentality you involve in your activity determines the level of quality you produce.
Excellence is the quality or state of being outstanding and superior in performance and outcome. It is the state of optimal existence and performance. It is living far above average existence. It is living life at its best, a life of quality, distinction and merit.
Now, one way to enhance excellence in life is by sharpening one’s mentality. The degree of mentality you involve in your activity determines the level of quality you produce.
Let me give you an illustration: Two men were given a blunt axe each and a deadline of two days to fell twenty trees each. One of the men felt that the deadline was too short and went on straight to start cutting the trees with his blunt axe. The other man took time to sharpen his axe before engaging it in cutting the trees. In a short time, he fell about ten trees while the man with the blunt axe was still on the first tree. Eventually, the man with the blunt axe suffered much and achieved little, while the man who sharpened his axe achieved so much in a short time because he decided to sharpen the cutting edge of his tool.
Beloved, sharpen your mentality; update and upgrade yourself. Ensure that you are not outdated. The degree of your brain you engage determines the level of your excellence on earth. If you don’t update yourself, you will become out-dated in life. If you want to go up in life, you must be an avid reader. Ensure that you are gaining knowledge from books, CDs, etc. on a consistent basis. If you need to take another degree, a course or training, do it. But by all means, never be stagnant in life.
God bless you.
REMEMBER THIS: The degree of mentality you involve in your activity determines the level of quality you produce.
Search for ways to improve yourself, be it in your career, job or any assignment of your life.
Strive for excellence; refuse a mediocre existence at all cost.
Sharpen your mentality consistently with scriptures – Romans 12:1-2.
PRAYER: Lord, I ask for an excellent spirit. Grant me the grace to sharpen my mentality in order to shine on this earth, Lord in Jesus’ Name.
QUOTE: It is input that determines outcome. How you work today determines whether you will be qualified for the next level. Culled from CAREER AND WORKPLACE WISDOM by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY BIBLE READING: Psalm 4-6
AMAZING FACT: A cow gives nearly 200,000 glasses of milk in a lifetime.