To excel means to be above and outstanding.
But you can’t be above without an effort to climb over and above, neither can you be outstanding without standing out.
So, the cost price for excellence is a stretch beyond limit.
Don’t stop where others have stopped.
Pursue details and more details.
Never say, I’ve done my best to excel, you don’t talk of your best because there is always something beyond the best.
Best is only momentary, it could be best today and no longer the best tomorrow.
So don’t talk about your best, rather strive to do what is right at all times.
Doing it right is the key to excellence, and that is keep improving.
It is improvement that keeps you current in any endeavour of life.