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The uncommon man is merely the common man thinking and dreaming of success in larger terms and in more fruitful areas.

People forget how fast you did a job, but they remember how well you did it.
There is only one thing for us to do, and that is to do our level best right where we are every day of our lives; To use our best judgment, and then to trust the rest to that Power which holds the forces of the universe in his hands.
One of the great undiscovered joys of life comes from doing everything one attempts to the best of one's ability. There is a special sense of satisfaction, a pride in surveying such a work, a work which is rounded, full, exact, complete in its parts, which the superficial person who leaves his or her work in a slovenly, slipshod, half-finished condition, can never know. It is this conscientious completeness which turns any work into art. The smallest task, well done, becomes a miracle of achievement.
Deliver more than you are getting paid to do. The victory of success will be half won when you learn the secret of putting out more than is expected in all that you do. Make yourself so valuable in your work that eventually you will become indispensable.
Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.
Being forced to work, and forced to do your best, will breed in you temperance and self-control, diligence and strength of will, cheerfulness and content, and a hundred virtues which the idle will never know.
You can start right where you stand and apply the habit of going the extra mile by rendering more service and better service than you are now being paid for.
Excellence is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.
You get the best out of others when you get the best out of yourself.
There's a way to do better... find it.
Let each become all that he was created capable of being.
People who produce good results feel good about themselves.
The most splendid achievement of all is the constant striving to surpass yourself and to be worthy of your own approval.
Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it. Autograph your work with excellence.
Let each day be your masterpiece.
I always remember an epitaph which is in the cemetery at Tombstone, Arizona. It says: Here lies Jack Williams. He done his damnedest. I think that is the greatest epitaph a man can have.
You can become an even more excellent person by constantly setting higher and higher standards for yourself and then by doing everything possible to live up to those standards.
We must do the best we can with what we have.
When workmen strive to do better than well, they do confound their skill in covetousness.
Do more than you're supposed to do and you can have or be or do anything you want.
I made a resolve then that I was going to amount to something if I could. And no hours, nor amount of labor, nor amount of money would deter me from giving the best that there was in me. And I have done that ever since, and I win by it. I know.
If you do things well, do them better. Be daring, be first, be different, be just.
No matter how small and unimportant what we are doing may seem, if we do it well, it may soon become the step that will lead us to better things.
Great men are little men expanded; great lives are ordinary lives intensified.
Become all that you are capable of becoming!
If we want to make something really superb on this planet, there is nothing whatever that can stop us.
Only a mediocre person is always at his best.
To do the right thing, at the right time, in the right way; to do some things better than they were ever done before; to eliminate errors; to know both sides of the question; to be courteous; to be an example; to work for the love of work; to anticipate requirements; to develop resources; to recognize no impediments; to master circumstances; to act from reason rather than rule; to be satisfied with nothing short of perfection.
Anybody who accepts mediocrity -- in school, on the job, in life -- is a person who compromises, and when the leader compromises, the whole organization compromises.
We do not do well except when we know where the best is and when we are assured that we have touched it and hold its power within us.
It has always been my belief that a man should do his best, regardless of how much he receives for his services, or the number of people he may be serving or the class of people served.
Excellence is rarely found, more rarely valued.
The man who comes up with a means for doing or producing almost anything better, faster or more economically has his future and his fortune at his fingertips.
Whoever I am, or whatever I am doing, some kind of excellence is within my reach.
If I play my best, I can win anywhere in the world against anybody.
You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.
There is always a best way of doing everything.

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