Performance vs. Excellence

11 10 2011

I have been thinking more about meaningless vs. meaningful as I read Ecclesiastes, and as I do I have been thinking about performance vs. excellence. Both performance and excellence have value on the surface, but as we look below the surface we find performance is shallow and often meaningless while excellence is solid and meaningful creating a foundation to build upon.


     We think of performance and excellence in context of the business world, with the all too common performance evaluations, but looking closely we see performance every where, from business, to religion, and from schools to our own back yards.


     We want to do things the most efferent way causing us to focus on performance, rather than to focus on excellence which takes time and commitment. I think of words of Jesus in Matthew 5:6, “blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled”. Reminding us that as we hunger and thirst striving for excellence (as with righteousness) God puts excellence within our grasp.


     We choose daily whether our actions are meaningful or meaningless, as we choose between striving to perform and striving for excellence. The difference is like getting an A on your paper (performance), or getting an A in life (excellence). It is always our choice.


Blessings and Complete Joy,



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