Tuesday, September 16, 2008
The Quality of a Person's Life
The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field or endeavor. - Vince Lombardi
I'm wondering what people think about this quote. Often we are taught "everything in moderation" which is how I've tried to live my life lately (often unsuccesfully ~ in the wrong direction ~ less towards excellence and more towards bad habits or settling) and then I come across quotes like this and it makes me wonder if moderation is all it's cracked up to be.
If I take a look at many aspects of my life lately, I have to agree that the quality IS in direct proportion to my commitment to excellence (and lack thereof). Just in the athletic aspect of my life (let's not get into the personal stuff today) ~ I love that I can say I've done two marathons, I've done a 1/2 Ironman, etc - but what I'm not proud of is the lack of excellence in those endeavors. Could I have done better? The answer is not even "Yes, with much more effort", but rather, "Yes, with even just a little more effort." Mediocrity is ok. Just ok.
Would love to hear your thoughts on this and your own life.
Thank you, Anna for your posts of the last two days! I wish I could comment on your blog, but hopefully you will see this here.
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