Excellence is not a skill, it's an attitude. (Ralph Marston)
I wanted to write a few words about the importance of having the right attitude today, and I guess this quote says a lot about it. Excellence isn't something that you are given at birth. Excellence isn't something that you inherit from your parents. Well, you kind of do, because if you see an example of excellence, you are much more likely to learn from it and follow the example. In the same way, you might actually follow the example of someone who is following a different pattern - the opposite road to excellence.
So, what can you do? Should you just blame your parents if you lack excellence? If you just get the tasks done without really taking the quality seriously. If you just want to get the task done, but when you are finished, it is just a crappy piece of work, and everyone knows it... because they know you?!
Well, we should aim and do our best to be the best possible. If someone asks you to do something, do it at your very best!
So, change your attitude towards excellence and change your life!