There's a lot of good in the world, but there's not a lot of excellent.
I bet you're good at a lot of things and in most cases, good will be more than what you need to get by.
But sometimes, you'll need excellent to stand out, get the job, grow the idea, or accomplish some big dream.
And I think you get to excellent not by leaping and bounding, but in small and deliberate steps.
Doing the thing right. Dedicating yourself to detail. Evaluating yourself accurately and completely. Asking for feedback. Trying it all again. Polishing, refining, correcting, improving, and pushing.
These are the steps to excellent that so many people skip past, content to journey toward good.
There is a very fine line between good and excellent, but we know it when we've crossed it.