Excellence for All Forever

Article ID : 117
Created on 2010-02-25 at 2:23 PM
Author : Rahul Bhanot [rahulbhanot@yahoo.com]

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Excellence for All

A German once visited a temple under construction where he saw a sculptor making an idol of God. Suddenly he noticed a similar idol lying nearby. 

Surprised, he asked the sculptor, " Do you need two statues of the same idol?
" No," said the sculptor without looking up, "We need only one, but the first one got damaged at the last stage."

The gentleman examined the idol and found no apparent damage. " Where is the damage?" he asked.

" There is a scratch on the nose of the idol." said the sculptor, still busy with his work.

" Where are you going to install the idol?" The sculptor replied that it would be installed on a pillar twenty feet high.

" If the idol is that far, who is going to know that there is a scratch on the nose?" the gentleman asked. 

The sculptor stopped his work, looked up at the gentleman, smiled and said " I will know it.

The desire to excel is exclusive of the fact whether someone else appreciates it or not. Excellence" is a drive from inside, not outside

Excellence is not for someone else to notice but for your own satisfaction and efficiency...


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