The Pursuit of Excellence

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The Pursuit of Excellence

  1. 1. PDF Created with deskPDF PDF Writer - Trial :: http://www.docudesk.com Presentation by Ken du Pisanie www.chroniclesofaragamuffin.blogspot.com E-mail: kentam@webmail.co.za.
  2. 2. PDF Created with deskPDF PDF Writer - Trial :: http://www.docudesk.com No. 1 GIVE UP YOUR SMALL AMBITIONS Presentation by Ken du Pisanie E-mail: kentam@webmail.co.za. www.chroniclesofaragamuffin.blogspot.com
  3. 3. PDF Created with deskPDF PDF Writer - Trial :: http://www.docudesk.com Compared with what we ought to be, we are only half awake. Our fires are damped, our drafts are checked. We are making use of only a small part of our possible mental and physical resources. ~ William James ~
  4. 4. Every truly PDF Created with deskPDF PDF Writer - Trial :: http://www.docudesk.com worthwhile achievement has a price tag. How much are you willing to pay in hard work, patience, sacrifice, and endurance to be a person of excellence? Your answer is important, because the cost is great.
  5. 5. If you’re not stretching PDF Created with deskPDF PDF Writer - Trial :: http://www.docudesk.com yourself and your talents, ask yourself why not? And then do some- thing about it!
  6. 6. Give up your small ambitions! Get PDF Created with deskPDF PDF Writer - Trial :: http://www.docudesk.com angry with your own mediocrity, and then do something constructive to get yourself out of the same old rut.
  7. 7. Most people in this world can be PDF Created with deskPDF PDF Writer - Trial :: http://www.docudesk.com divided into two broad groups. There is that minority which is challenged by opportunity and is willing to work hard to achieve something, and the majority, which really does not care all that much. ~Dr David McClellan~
  8. 8. Some people have greatness thrust upon them. Very few have PDF Created with deskPDF PDF Writer - Trial :: http://www.docudesk.com 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 demands discipline and tenacity of purpose. ~ John Gardner ~
  9. 9. PDF Created with deskPDF PDF Writer - Trial :: http://www.docudesk.com No. 2 DON’T JUST STAND THERE…DO SOMETHING Presentation by Ken du Pisanie E-mail: kentam@webmail.co.za. www.chroniclesofaragamuffin.blogspot.com
  10. 10. Man, jumping PDF Created with deskPDF PDF Writer - Trial :: http://www.docudesk.com excitedly into taxi: “Quick, do you know how to get to Carnegie Hall?” Cabbie: “Practice, man, practice.”
  11. 11. What can I do to improve my life? PDF Created with deskPDF PDF Writer - Trial :: http://www.docudesk.com “The establishment of a goal is the key to successful living.” Presentation by Ken du Pisanie www.chroniclesofaragamuffin.blogspot.com ~ Ari Kiev ~ E-mail: kentam@webmail.co.za.
  12. 12. PDF Created with deskPDF PDF Writer - Trial :: http://www.docudesk.com Always have the next goal in the back of your mind, since the most satisfaction comes from pursuing a goal, not simply from achieving it. ~ Ari Kiev ~
  13. 13. PDF Created with deskPDF PDF Writer - Trial :: http://www.docudesk.com The prizes of life are at the end of each journey, not near the beginning: and it is not given to me to know how many steps are necessary in order to reach my goal. Failure I may still encounter at the thousandth step, yet success hides behind the next bend in the road. Never will I know how close it lies unless I turn the corner. ~ Og Mandino ~
  14. 14. PDF Created with deskPDF PDF Writer - Trial :: http://www.docudesk.com I will never consider defeat and will remove from my vocabulary such words and phrases as quit, cannot, unable, impossible, out of the question, improbable, failure, unworkable, hopeless and retreat; for they are the words of fools. ~ Og Mandino ~
  15. 15. PDF Created with deskPDF PDF Writer - Trial :: http://www.docudesk.com No. 3 “MISTAKES” ARE IMPORTANT Presentation by Ken du Pisanie E-mail: kentam@webmail.co.za. www.chroniclesofaragamuffin.blogspot.com
  16. 16. PDF Created with deskPDF PDF Writer - Trial :: http://www.docudesk.com Behold the turtle. He makes progress only Presentation by Ken du Pisanie www.chroniclesofaragamuffin.blogspot.com E-mail: kentam@webmail.co.za. when he sticks his neck out.
  17. 17. PDF Created with deskPDF PDF Writer - Trial :: http://www.docudesk.com Don’t call it a mistake. Call it an education. ~ Thomas Edison ~ Presentation by Ken du Pisanie www.chroniclesofaragamuffin.blogspot.com E-mail: kentam@webmail.co.za.
  18. 18. You will never stub your toe PDF Created with deskPDF PDF Writer - Trial :: http://www.docudesk.com standing still. The faster you go, the more chance there is of stubbing your toe, but the more chance you have of getting somewhere. ~ Charles Kettering ~ Presentation by Ken du Pisanie www.chroniclesofaragamuffin.blogspot.com E-mail: kentam@webmail.co.za.
  19. 19. PDF Created with deskPDF PDF Writer - Trial :: http://www.docudesk.com No. 4 HOW HIGH IS YOUR AQ – YOUR ATTITUDE QUOTIENT? Presentation by Ken du Pisanie www.chroniclesofaragamuffin.blogspot.com E-mail: kentam@webmail.co.za.
  20. 20. I hold a doctrine to which I owe much… PDF Created with deskPDF PDF Writer - Trial :: http://www.docudesk.com namely, that with ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are possible. ~ T.F. Buxton ~ Presentation by Ken du Pisanie www.chroniclesofaragamuffin.blogspot.com E-mail: kentam@webmail.co.za.
  21. 21. The major PDF Created with deskPDF PDF Writer - Trial :: http://www.docudesk.com key to your better future is YOU! Presentation by Ken du Pisanie www.chroniclesofaragamuffin.blogspot.com Presentation by Ken du Pisanie www.chroniclesofaragamuffin.blogspot.com E-mail: kentam@webmail.co.za. E-mail: kentam@webmail.co.za.
  22. 22. Far better it is to dare PDF Created with deskPDF PDF Writer - Trial :: http://www.docudesk.com mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though chequered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the grey twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat. ~ Theodore Roosevelt ~
  23. 23. PDF Created with deskPDF PDF Writer - Trial :: http://www.docudesk.com No. 5 YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE AVERAGE Presentation by Ken du Pisanie E-mail: kentam@webmail.co.za. www.chroniclesofaragamuffin.blogspot.com
  24. 24. PDF Created with deskPDF PDF Writer - Trial :: http://www.docudesk.com Mediocrity is excellent to the eye of the mediocre. ~ Joubert ~ Presentation by Ken du Pisanie www.chroniclesofaragamuffin.blogspot.com E-mail: kentam@webmail.co.za.
  25. 25. PDF Created with deskPDF PDF Writer - Trial :: http://www.docudesk.com Young men, never give up. Never give up! Never give up!! Never, never, never, never. ~ Winston Churchill ~ Presentation by Ken du Pisanie www.chroniclesofaragamuffin.blogspot.com E-mail: kentam@webmail.co.za.
  26. 26. QUALITIES THAT SET ACHIEVERS APART: Personal Discipline PDF Created with deskPDF PDF Writer - Trial :: http://www.docudesk.com Vision Optimism A sense of Adventure Courage Humility Humour Confidence Anger Presentation by Ken du Pisanie Patience www.chroniclesofaragamuffin.blogspot.com E-mail: kentam@webmail.co.za. Integrity
  27. 27. PDF Created with deskPDF PDF Writer - Trial :: http://www.docudesk.com No. 6 A CREATIVE ATTITUDE Presentation by Ken du Pisanie www.chroniclesofaragamuffin.blogspot.com E-mail: kentam@webmail.co.za.
  28. 28. Most people die before they are PDF Created with deskPDF PDF Writer - Trial :: http://www.docudesk.com fully born. Creativeness means to be born before one dies. ~ Eric Fromm ~ Presentation by Ken du Pisanie www.chroniclesofaragamuffin.blogspot.com E-mail: kentam@webmail.co.za.
  29. 29. PDF Created with deskPDF PDF Writer - Trial :: http://www.docudesk.com I Will live a life of faith and courage, even if it means aloneness and ‘being different.’ Presentation by Ken du Pisanie www.chroniclesofaragamuffin.blogspot.com E-mail: kentam@webmail.co.za.
  30. 30. PDF Created with deskPDF PDF Writer - Trial :: http://www.docudesk.com We are called upon to take the energies God has given us and compel them to do productive labour for ourselves and others. This is what it means to be creative. This is what it means to be fully born. Presentation by Ken du Pisanie www.chroniclesofaragamuffin.blogspot.com E-mail: kentam@webmail.co.za.
  31. 31. Life is a leaf of paper white PDF Created with deskPDF PDF Writer - Trial :: http://www.docudesk.com Whereon each of us may write His word or two And then comes night Greatly begin, though thou have time But for a line, Be that sublime, Not failure, but low aim, is crime. Presentation by Ken du Pisanie www.chroniclesofaragamuffin.blogspot.com ~ James Russell Lowell ~ kentam@webmail.co.za. E-mail:
  32. 32. Acknowledgements PDF Created with deskPDF PDF Writer - Trial :: http://www.docudesk.com The Pursuit of Excellence By Ted W. Engstrom Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids, Michigan 1982 Slide Presentation by: Ken du Pisanie

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