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Greatness Vs. Excellence

In his fine book, Excellence, John Gardner says, “Some people have greatness thrust upon them. Very few have excellence thrust upon them .They achieve it. They do not achieve it unwittingly by ‘doing what comes naturally’ and they don’t stumble into it in the course of amusing themselves.

All excellence involves discipline and tenacity of purpose.”

The Pursuit of Excellence, Ted W. Engstrom, 1982, Zondervan Corporation, Page 24.