Reason why we don’t achieve excellence – part 3

Selfishness and greed

Individuals and organizations that have a selfish attitude have no right to expect growth. Greed always wants more.

Greed is like a salt water. The more you drink, the thirstier you get. It is a cancer of the soul that destroys relationships.

Greed comes out of low self esteem, which manifests itself as false pride.

Lack of Conviction

People who lack conviction take the middle of the road. And, guess what happens to those in the middle of the road. They get run over !

People with out conviction do not take a stand. They go along to get along because they lack confidence and courage. They conform in order to get accepted even when they know that what the group is doing wrong. They still go along to get along.

Some people consider themselves a shade better because they do not support the wrong; however, they lack the conviction to oppose. They remain silent and they think they have integrity. Silence and integrity are 2 different things.


In fact more lies in history have been told by remaining silent when we should have spoken. By not opposing we know is wrong, we actually supporting it.

There are 3 kinds of people in this world :

1.People who make things happen.

2.People who watch things happen.

3.People who wonder what happened.

Which category you fall into?

Unwillingness to plan

It is unfortunate but that most people spend more time planning a party or vacation than planning their lives.

Achievers who want to ensure success plan carefully.

They even plan for the unplanned. If you have not planned for unplanned then that means you have not planned properly. A good general or executive will always plan for A,B,C and D. why?

Are they planning to fail?

Absolutely not. They are planning to succeed regardless of the obstacles. If plan A fails then plan B picks up and so on.

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One comment

  1. We are in 1st category. Its good task.

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